Questlove speaks on Miley Cyrus
To me, it is literally impossible for any form of black music to not have the stain of minstrelsy on it. Minstrelsy is like the great stain on a nice white shoe. I don’t think Miley Cyrus is really aware of the deeper offense of it. To her, it’s like, 'I’m having fun. I’m 20. I want to fuck up, mess around.' I think a lot of black people are upset because they saw her using black people as accessories. I’m all for Miley finding herself. But she should be aware of the power of the images she’s using.