The pop star's dad appeared on Piers Morgan Tonight Thursday and discussed his thoughts on his daughter becoming the Twerking Queen, and that racy performance at the VMAs that caused a lot of buzz.
However, when Piers Morgan first brought up the issue—adding that, as a father, he wouldn't be too pleased if his daughter "turned to twerking"—Billy Ray seemed to divert from the question a bit.
"It gets even stranger when that little girl becomes a young lady," he said, and mentioned that "the shock factor is tremendously higher than it used to be."
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But what it came down to, in Billy Ray's eyes, is Miley stripping herself from her Hannah Montana image and evolving as an artist.
"I'm her daddy. I come for that school of as a singer-songwriter, as a musician, that it starts with a song. And it's that magic moment when a song finds the right artist, the right singer, and it becomes a synchronicity of that moment in time," Cyrus explained.
"Miley harnessed into something very special. She's just Miley. She's an artist, she's real. I think that's what's happened over the years, Miley has been reinventing her sound. She's evolving as an artist herself. I think that it's all of what everyone is calling controversy now. That's still my Miley."
As for that performance at the MTV VMAs, Cyrus simply stated, "Miley again, you know, I think she could've went out and sang the song in a flannel shirt and a pair of jeans, and it would have still been just as strong. Would we have been here talking about it? No way."