On Friday, amateur twerking enthusiast Miley Cyrus released her fourth album, Bangerz. Miley has described her latest work as something approaching "dirty South hip-hop" as the album is a significant departure from the squeaky-clean country pop of her previous efforts.

Over the last year, Miley seems to have grown a great appreciation for hip-hop or at least, it's affectations. Meanwhile, rappers have responded to the singer in kind as she has attempted to re-shape her image. Hip-hop artists such as Juicy J, Kanye West, French Montana, Wiz Khalifa and Mike Will Made It have collaborated with her while many rappers kept her name in their mouths as she has become a frequent topic for discussion in interviews while repeatedly showing up in rap lyrics and song titles. It seems as if Hannah Montana has become a veritable obsession for many rappers who have taken to the former Disney princess in ways that few former Disney princesses have been taken to before.

Whether you are actually listening to her music or not, XXL is looking back at all of the many, many quotes, lyrics and songs that Ms. Cyrus has inspired since becoming hip-hop's "It Girl" of the moment. Here are 30 times that rappers have name-dropped Miley Cyrus.


1. "[Miley] was letting me hear her album, which is crazy, and we was going through a couple tracks to see which one I fit on. Then she played the 'FU' one and I fell in love with it. We just went in there, we did it. We did it together. She kind of showed me the ideas of the video, how she wanted to shoot the video and everything. I fell in love with that record. She's a genius." - French Montana

2. “Miley Cyrus is the best twerker, hands down. Don’t get mad. She knows how to throw that ass. She’s the best twerker hands down… She knows how to twerk that ass.” - Juicy J

3."Twerking has become a true mainstream thing—it’s not just in the urban community now. All communities are in on it now simply by the relevance of Miley Cyrus. Basically, we are telling all the Miley Cyruses to twerk." - Kaine of The Ying Yang Twins

4. “I’ve been doing that onstage for two-and-a-half years. [Miley] probably fucking watched my videos online and decided to try it.” - Iggy Azalea

5. "I just love her. At the end of the day, whether we feel it’s right or wrong, this is what the heck she’s feeling. She’s being real about her feelings. She’s not just going with the flow because this is what made her. Some people would say, ‘Well, I have to get my money.’ But she’s rich as fuck.” - Lil Kim

6. "People ask me how I feel about Miley Cyrus at the VMAs? I don't give a fuck." - 2 Chainz

7. "I think anybody doing that just trying to eat. Ain’t no n***a worried about their own music worried about her. Kendrick Lamar is not trying to do no song with Miley Cyrus. It’s just like this, man. It’s like the little White girl in the hood that might get you a plug on some pills or some shit. You gonna be nice to her to get your plug or whatever you need to get. They trying to eat." - Danny Brown

8. "Gurl can twerk sumthin." - Snoop Lion


9. Lil B - "I'm Miley Cyrus"(2010)

10. Lil B - "I Look Like Hannah Montana" (2010)

11. Kid Ink - "Molly Cyrus" (2011)

12. Migos - "Hannah Montana" (2013)

13. Ying Yang Twins - "Miley Cyrus" (2013)


14. "In about 3 years, holla at me Miley Cyrus" - Mack Maine "Every Girl" (2009)

15. "Surfing every channel until I find Hannah Montana" - Eminem "3 A.M." (2009)

16. "I am the rap Hannah Mah Mon Montana so fix your antenna" - Nicki Minaj "I Get Crazy" (2009)

17. "I'm squirtin' while I'm masturbatin' and regurgitatin'/ From eatin' Miley Cyrus salad pussy platter they were servin'" - Tyler, the Creator on Earl Sweatshirt's "Couch" (2010)

18. "My shit's so swift, I could gang Miley Cyrus up" - Domo Genesis "Rolling Papers" (2010)

19. "I’m toking violent, you’re smoking Miley Cyrus" - Danny Brown on Das Racist' "Power" (2011)

20. "Just popped a molly with Miley" - Ab-Soul on Childish Gambino's "Unnecessary" (2012)

21. "Quarter P of that Miley Ski/ do you wanna ski?" - Gucci Mane "Scarface" (2013)

22. "Selling Miley Cyrus in my brand new Monte Carlo" - Rick Ross on Meek Meek's "Believe It" (2012)

23. "And when we get together she be on that Miley Cyrus" - Lil Wayne "Turn On The Lights" (2012)

24. "United we stand divided we fall/Miley Cyrus/Nigga don't blow my high" - French Montana "Hey My Guy" (2013)

25. "Cause somewhere in America/Miley Cyrus is still twerkin'" - Jay Z on "Somewheinamerica" (2013)

26. "Mentally you a virus, part of the reason we lost Hannah Montana/Now we stuck with Miley Cyrus" - Papoose "First Chain (Remix)" (2013)

27. "She want to hit, that's Miley Cyrus/Hit it so hard, my god, she likes this/Change that chick's name to Miley Cypress" - B-Real on A$AP Ferg's "Fuck Out My Face" (2013)

28. "She on that Miley Cyrus ain't no ‘bout your business" - Future "Everything Is Ours" (2013)

29. "Huh? You got me chopped like Miley Cyrus/Naw, I'm on your block with Somali pirates" - Black Thought on Statik Selektah's "Bird Eye's View" (2013)

30. "With all this Hannah Montana, without the Arm and Hammer" - Gunplay "Bible On The Dash" (2013)