Nelly Compares Miley Cyrus To Madonna

Nelly defends Miley Cyrus and says she is scrutinized due to the ubiquity of social media.

Nelly, who released his new album M.O. last week, recently addressed how he feels regarding Miley Cyrus, a singer who has been criticized for rapping and for twerking. 

"Miley's great," Nelly said in an interview with IN:DEMAND with Alex James, as per Perez Hilton. "She's a great talent. She's young and ambitious and wants to do it her way. When you're 20-years-old and you've been under a machine your whole life and been told what to do, when you get to a certain age you're like, 'I want to do it my way'…Whatever mistakes she makes, she's gonna have to deal with them. She understands that…I always ask, 'Who's she hurting?' She's just doing it her way. We've had a lot of people doing it their way." 

During the interview, Nelly also compared the singer to Madonna.

"Madonna, she did it her way, and she became one of the greatest female entertainers of all time," Nelly said. "Madonna grew up in the age of no social media. She wasn't under the type of scrutiny that Miley's under. Yeah, Miley twerked on stage at 20, but Madonna kissed two girls on stage at 50. Come on, man. Leave her alone."

In September, Mike WiLL Made It also defended the young actress-singer.

"I look at her like how I do music," Mike WiLL Made It said in an interview with Complex. "She is a fan of all music, just like I am. A lot of times, older people don’t get the new generation. The new generation will listen to a Pop song, a hard-ass hood song, and come back and listen to another Pop song. '23' is a representation of that and for those people. But, for the people that are stuck in only the Hip Hop box or only the Pop box, that song wasn’t for them. Or it’s there to break them out of their box. The fact that anybody would say anything to her about rapping, the only reason they would say that is because she’s White. And I never knew you had to be Black, White, Asian, or whatever to rap, I thought you had to just be talented. With rapping, that’s just another form of expressing your music. Whether you’re going to rap, you’re going to sing, it’s whatever you want. She still sings on that song, so it’s just another way to express it. It’s just a good song. As long as it’s good, nothing matters. She does her thing. As far as rapping goes, as long as you are telling the truth and you have a good flow, then you win."

In early October, Danny Brown said that Hip Hop artists who defend Miley Cyrus are disingenuous

"I think anybody doing that just trying to eat," Brown said. "Ain't no nigga worried about their own music worried about her. Kendrick Lamar is not trying to do no song with Miley Cyrus. It's just like this, man. It's like the little White girl in the 'hood that might get you a plug on some pills or some shit. You gonna be nice to her to get your plug or whatever you need to get. They trying to eat." 

RELATED: Danny Brown Says Miley Cyrus' Supporters In Rap Are Disingenuous

40 Comments

  • Anonymous

    the comparison is just madonna did it her own way and so is miley. he isn't comparing their talent levels.

  • Anonymous

    fuck this white trash whore ugly

  • AYO

    The truth is, you got too many yes-men and ACTUAL rappers gassing this bitch's head up, turning her into this wannabe, ratchet hood rat rapper.

  • The One

    Being compared to Madonna is not a compliment.

    • Anonymous

      It actually is. Just because you don't like her does not mean that she isn't one of the most well known and popular pop music females of all time. Her catalogue is nutso!

  • JASONNNS

    http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/PJc3bWW0iu0/mqdefault.jpg

  • 50 cent

    yo its the kid 50 cent! wtf you on bout nelly you wack ass nigga, you goin to offer her sweets to get in your car?im all bout dollas im rich im rich im filthy fuckin rich

  • s4edrcfvtgy

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrOeGCJdZe4

  • s4edrcfvtgy

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGr8Y0YTJzY

  • FOH

    WTF is he talkin bout? Mily !! Madonna get this weak whack ass nigga out of here NOW!!!!

  • Joshua

    #secretprojectrevolution for Madonna haters

  • Joshua

    True, but Miley isn't like Madonna at all.

  • white women are the right women

    Props to Nelly for standing up for Miley Cyrus. Miley is talented, original and so damn fine!

  • Nelly

    I love dumb white bitches

  • Joey Nailz

    Damn is nelly turning into Sammy sosa or what. Nigga look white as a ghost in that photo

  • Lame

    Love how these cats who no longer big in the game try to hop on the next hot trend to remain in the news. Fact is this nigga need to be slapped for comparing Miley cyrus to Madonna. Madonna had more talent in one hand than Miley has in her entire body. Also Madonna made songs about racism and social issues where as Miley just sticks out her tongue and flashes her small titties for a hit. No comparison at all. Also Nelly was always wack as a rapper but now that no one is listening to his club bangers anymore the nigga has nohting left musically

    • Anonymous

      dentalbitch is wrong again. Miley's a terrible singer and her songs are only successful because of her attention-seeking behavior and publicity stunts. Without those, the songs would bomb.

    • Ja Rule Army

      not this guy again -___-

    • dentaldamboy

      Miley is a terrificn singer and her songs, which on the radio relies only on sound, go no. 1. Her shaking her ass only had a part to do with the sucess.

    • Chris Etrata

      Madonna actually has a short film uploaded on youtube that talks about social issues.

  • Anonymous

    Nelly's a desperate idiot trying to extend his fading fame because he knows his recent album bombed.

    • ^

      says the dude called ja rule army. 50 ended that fools career!

    • Ja Rule Army

      here we go another 'Anon 2' riding the artist's dick (probly the same Anon 2 from the other article). Anon 2 if you a guy check yo self out because GUYS DONT CARE BOUT ANOTHER DUDES POCKETS HOMIE AND YOU THE ONLY HERE HATING HATING COMMENTS = HATER see i could play that game too. You aint on Nelly's payroll, Nelly don't know you and you a bitch..what now JRA E-THUGGIN ORIGINATOR

    • Chris Etrata

      No shit noone is checking out nelly anymore. He may be still on the radio hit but even his fans have moved on. Probably to Drake by the way, also a wackass pop rapper and singer.

    • Anonymous

      ^^Probably because nobody is checking for Nelly anymore??

    • Chris Etrata

      15k LOLOLOL!!! I used to bump this shit a lot when I was a young kid. Im not saying that Nelly was the best rapper, he's far from it but I was a kid in 2002. Today, I listen to terrific rappers like eminem and Jay Z but I can't really disown Nelly for the music I listened to in the early 2000's. Anyway, didn't Nelly sell over 700k opening with with nellyville as well as go 9x platinum (almost diamond) with Country Grammer? So why is he bombing?

    • Anonymous

      nigga he set for life and aint worried about your hating ass comments

  • Chris Etrata

    Now let's think of what he might have said had he not appeared on Bangerz?

    • Anonymous

      Nelly was irrelevant before Cruise. MO bombed because no one cares about Nelly. Miley ain't leading shit. She's a terrible singer and terrible rapper and she does not have the sexiest ass in the world at all. I can name a bunch of female celebrities who have better asses: Halle Berry, Beyonce, Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Simpson, Salma Hayek, Sofia Vergara, Christina Hendricks from Mad Men, Serena Williams, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, Rihanna, Janet Jackson, Pam Grier back in the day, Pamela Anderson, Free from 106 and Park, Eva Mendes, etc. Don't even get me started on the female porn stars; they have asses that'll blow Miley's flat ass away.

    • dentaldamboy

      Nelly was relevant before that. MO bombed because it didn't get enough promotion. At least Miley is leading the charts. She's a terrific singer, great rapper, and has the sexiest ass in the world. Care to list your favorite celebrity with the best ass?

    • Anonymous

      That Cruise record is the main reason why Nelly is relevant for a short time. MO bombed because no one cares about Nelly anymore, same goes for 2 Chainz.

    • dentaldamboy

      Nelly is still relevant today. The Cruise Remix aired on radio all the time. Also, the only reason why MO is not doing well is because Republic Records did not promote it. Same reason why 2 chainz is bombing, Lack of promotion.

    • Anonymous

      Nelly's only praising Miley because he's on her album. His fame is slowing disappearing thanks to his dismal record sales and he knows that if he can hop on something popular, he can be relevant.

    • dentaldamboy

      How is Erik not wrong?

    • Anonymous

      Wrong, bitch.

    • dentaldamboy

      And Erik Estrada is wrong. Nelly would have said the same thing even if he hadn't appeared on MO. Quit hating bitch and get a life.

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