7 Ways Miley Cyrus Transitioned From Squeaky-Clean Disney Star to Hip-Hop Twerking Machine

Meghan Blalock

For her recent cover story with Billboard magazine, Miley Cyrus not only revealed that she thinks she’s a mix of Dolly Parton and Adele, but that—on the inside—she feels like rapper Lil’ Kim.

“In a past life, I feel like that was me,” Miley says of the female rapper. “I feel like Lil’ Kim is who I am on the inside. She just makes me happy, listening to her music. I love her.”

Miley’s confession that she feels like rapper on the inside is just the most recent in a series of moments that have contributed to her gradual progression from squeaky-clean former Disney star to urban-influenced badass. Below, Miley’s  transition in photos.

1. The twerking video.
miley cyrus twerking

2. Working with hip-hop producer Mike WiLL for her latest single, “We Can’t Stop.”
miley cyrus we cant stop video 3 7 Ways Miley Cyrus Transitioned From Squeaky Clean Disney Star to Hip Hop Twerking Machine

3. Throwing up seemingly gang-oriented signs in the music video for the above song.
miley cyrus we cant stop hands 7 Ways Miley Cyrus Transitioned From Squeaky Clean Disney Star to Hip Hop Twerking Machine

4. Pairing up with Snoop Lion for “Ashtrays and Heartbreaks.
miley cyrus snoop dogg

5. Rocking a grill.
miley cyrus grill 7 Ways Miley Cyrus Transitioned From Squeaky Clean Disney Star to Hip Hop Twerking Machine

6. The Ying Yang Twins named a song after her.
miley cyrus ying yang twins

7. Debuting a 2Pac T-shirt on national TV.
Miley Cyrus Making An Appearance On Jimmy Kimmel Live!

What do you think? Can Miley transition to a hip-hop star, or is she trying a little too hard? Let us know in the comments section below!

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