Jay-Z Defends "Fearless" Miley Cyrus: "She's Just Being Herself"

11 July 2013, 16:13 | Updated: 11 July 2013, 16:14

The 'Magna Carta' rapper says he thinks Miley is just trying to break out of people's perception of her.

Jay-Z has defended Miley Cyrus over the press' recent criticism of her image and career direction saying he thinks she's "fearless".

The '99 Problems' rapper explained that he thinks Miley is just trying to shake off her association with teen series Hannah Montana and strike out on her own as an adult.

Jay-Z was asked his opinion of the 'We Can't Stop' singer after name-checking her in a song on his new album where he poked fun at her love of tweaking.

"I like what she's doing, it's fearless," Jay-Z revealed on The Angie Show in America this week. "I mean just being herself, expressing herself you know?

"I think it's more reaction to people wanting her to be Hannah Montana," he explained. "Just watching the situation, people want her to be something and she's like, 'I'm not that. I was 6 years-old. You want me to be 6 years old forever?'

Check out a picture of Miley Cyrus at the Billboard Music Awards 2013 recently below (Credit: PA):

"That must be really frustrating and this is her reaction to it," he continued. "And of course maybe it's loud, but it's understandable. She just broke out and was like, 'I'm doing this. Twerk."

The 'Empire State Of Mind' rapper even teased that Miley could eventually find herself on his management label Roc Nation down the line when he added: "Hey, I mean, there's room on the roster!"

Jay-Z launched new album 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' this week and is set to tour across the US this summer with Justin Timberlake.

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