Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus says the vulgar lyrics of hip-hop drove her away from the genre. Pictured: Miley Cyrus on March 5, 2017 in Inglewood, California. Getty Images

Miley Cyrus may have scored some of the biggest hits of her career (“We Can’t Stop,” “23”) thanks to hip-hop and rappers, but the “Party In the U.S.A.” singer is now done with the genre after trashing it in a recent interview.

Speaking with Billboard, Cyrus said she was pushed away from the genre due to its misogynistic lyrics. When asked if she was inspired by folk singer Melanie Safka, whom she had performed with in 2015, Cyrus veered off and began talking about Kendrick Lamar.

The pop star showed love for Kendrick Lamar’s single “Humble,” where he calls out Photoshopped images of women and praises the natural look, but Cyrus said she could no longer deal with vulgar lyrics about sex and materialistic things. “I can’t listen to that anymore. That’s what pushed me out of the hip-hop a little.” Cyrus added that hip-hop has become too much about Lamborghinis, Rolexes and misogynistic lyrics, and said, “I am so not that.”

Cyrus is currently working on a new album that will once again feature a change in the singer’s style. Miley will release a new track, “Malibu,” on May 11, which Billboard describes as “gimmick-free pop-rock unlike anything she has recorded before.”

The track, which is a love song about fiancé Liam Hemsworth, was written on her way to “The Voice” during an Uber ride. While some may call the song sentimental, Cyrus doesn’t care. “They’re going to talk about me if I come out of a restaurant with Liam. So why not put the power back in my relationship and say, ‘This is how I feel?’”

As for the album itself, the singer described it as political. “I was torn on whether I was going to work with certain producers that I really like. But I feel if we’re not on the same page ­politically... My record is political, but the sound bite doesn’t stop there,” she said.

“Because you can write something beautiful and you know E! News will ruin our lives and say, ‘This is a political record.’ Because then I’m the Dixie Chicks, and I’m getting my album smashed in the streets, and that’s not what I want. I want to talk to people in a compassionate, understanding way -- which people aren’t doing,” Cyrus added.

While some may see Cyrus being done with rap music as her using the genre and then getting rid of it, she doesn’t see it that way. “It’s mind-boggling to me that there was even a controversy around me having black dancers. That became a thing, where people said I was taking advantage of black culture, and with [producer Mike Will Made It]… That wasn’t true. Those were dancers I liked!”

During a 2013 interview with Hot New Hip Hop, the producer defended Cyrus, telling the website, “She’s just a fan of urban culture. She comes from the country culture and pop culture so she knows that, so she’s a fan of the urban culture in the way that I am from the urban culture and am from the hood and am a fan of the pop world.”