Critics may be bashing Miley Cyrus’ provocative video for her new single, “Wrecking Ball,” but her father, Billy Ray, is coming to her defense.
“I’m a song man. A musician singer songwriter who loves all style of music. But again… I come from the old school where it starts with an artist and a song ...colliding if you will ...in a moment where the song, the singer, the producer, the band and the listener become one,” he tells Entertainment Tonight’s Nancy O’Dell.
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“It wouldn't have mattered if Miley would have worn jeans and a flannel shirt ...a Tux ...or a nuns habit,” he adds about the video, which features Miley naked on a wrecking ball and licking a sledgehammer. “The song's a smash ...and her performance vocally on the tune reflects her roots and sheer God given talent.”
Can’t say we’re surprised!
Days after her scandalous VMA performance with Robin Thicke, Miley’s father opened up to Entertainment Tonight about the number. He said, “Of course I’ll always be here for Miley. Can’t wait to see her when she gets home. She’s still my little girl and I’m still her dad regardless how this circus we call show business plays out. I love her unconditionally and that will never change.”
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The 20-year-old songstress proved furthermore that her old man, who also played her dad on the hit Disney show Hannah Montana from 2006 until 2011, was sticking by her side when she tweeted:
"Mile, if twerkin woulda been invented.... And I had a foam finger.... I woulda done the same thang you did." - DAD— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) August 28, 2013
"Mile, if twerkin woulda been invented.... And I had a foam finger.... I woulda done the same thang you did." - DAD
Earlier today, Miley went on the Elvis Duran and the Z100 Morning Show to talk about the controversial video.
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“The song is a pop ballad that everyone can relate to; everyone has felt that feeling at some point. If people can take their minds off the obvious and go into their imagination and see what the video really means, it is so vulnerable,” she said. “Actually, if you look at my eyes, I look more sad than actually my voice sounds on the record. It was a lot harder to do the video than it was to record the song. It was much more of an emotional experience.”
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