“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.
2. Working with hip-hop producer Mike WiLL for her latest single, “We Can’t Stop.”
3. Throwing up seemingly gang-oriented signs in the music video for the above song.
4. Pairing up with Snoop Lion for “Ashtrays and Heartbreaks.“
7. Debuting a 2Pac T-shirt on national TV.
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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