Miley Cyrus insists she's not trying to be something she's not.
"People are like, 'Miley thinks she's a black girl, but she's got the flattest ass ever,'" the 20-year-old singer says in the Oct. 8 issue of Rolling Stone when the subject of her penchant for twerking comes up. "I'm like, 'I'm 108 pounds! I know!' Now people expect me to come out and twerk with my tongue out all the time. I'll probably never do that s--t again."
What's more, the pop star defends herself against those who feel she is appropriating black culture.
"I don't keep my producers or dancers around 'cause it makes me look cool. Those aren't my 'accessories.' They're my homies," Cyrus says.
She adds, "I'm from one of the wealthiest counties in America. I know what I am. But I also know what I like to listen to. Look at any 20-year-old white girl right now—that's what they're listening to at the club. It's 2013. The gays are getting married, we're all collaborating. I would never think about the color of my dancers, like, 'Ooh, that might be controversial.'"
Cyrus concludes, "Times are changing. I think there's a generation or two left, and then it's gonna be a whole new world."