What happens when two of the industry's most controversial figures hit the studio together? The answer may be coming sooner rather than later.
According to a Page Six report, Kanye West and Miley Cyrus skipped out on their respective VMA after parties and hit the studio to work on a remix of West's, "Black Skinhead." On the surface, this is seems like an odd collaboration, but West is well documented contrarian and Cyrus will seemingly do anything she can to shed her Disney Channel identity.
With most of America still reeling from Cyrus' performance at Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards, this seems like the next natural step for the artist formerly known as Hannah Montana.
Over the past several months, Cyrus has appropriated several aspects of Black culture into her music and her identity (read: twerking any and everywhere she goes). Having worked almost exclusively with hip-hop producers for her upcoming album, Bangerz, news of her collaboration with Kanye West is not necessarily shocking.
What is shocking is West's choice to place Cyrus on the remix of such a racially charged song. Since her VMA performance, Cyrus has come under fire for her use of Black women as props in her performance. Her recent infatuation with Black culture, at times, seems disingenuous at best, and West has never been one to stay silent on issues of race.
The reported collaboration is rumored to be part of a remix EP that West plans to release later this year.