Miley Cyrus Is Not Trying to Be the ‘White Nicki Minaj’

Singer Miley Cyrus performs onstage during "VH1 Divas" 2012 at The Shrine Auditorium on December 16, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Kevin Winter/Hetty Images

A choice quote from Miley's new Billboard cover story: "A lot of people wanted to try to make me the white Nicki Minaj. That's not what I'm trying to do. I love 'hood' music, but my talent is as a singer." In conclusion, Miley Cyrus will not be rapping on her new album, and Miley Cyrus is still not fully media-trained.