Billy Ray Cyrus Reacts to "Wrecking Ball," Gushes Over Miley's "God Given Talent"

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Billy Ray Cyrus is once again standing up for his daughter.

After defending Miley as his "little girl" not long after her racy Video Music Awards routine, the country singer appeared on Entertainment Tonight yesterday and was asked about the elephant in the room.

The naked, crying, swinging-on-a-wrecking-ball elephant that is his 20-year old daughter in hew new video.

Billy Ray Cyrus in Los Angeles
Miley Cyrus in High Boots

"I'm a song man," Cyrus said. "I come from the old school where it starts with an artist and a song...colliding if you a moment where the song, the singer, the producer, the band and the listener become one."

Well, sure. Of course. Preach on, Billy Ray...

"It wouldn't have mattered if Miley would have worn jeans and a flannel shirt... a Tux...or a nun's habit. The song's a smash...and her performance vocally on the tune reflects her roots and sheer God given talent."

Some may argue with that assessment, of course, but it's similar to Miley's own explanation for the "Wrecking Ball" video.

In a radio interview Wednesday morning, the singer asked viewers to focus on her tears over her titties.

"If people can take their minds off the obvious and go deeper into their imagination and see what the video really means, it is so vulnerable," she said. "It was much more of an emotional experience."

But will this be the final straw for some fans? Will they see Cyrus as more of a publicity generator than an actual artist? As the following video puts it, will the latest stunt take a wrecking ball to Miley's career?


Miley is a B-list wannabe. She could have made a much better impression if her pursuit of the A-list had not taken the prurient route that it has...she may have made 'history' (sic) with the number of tweets attributed to her, but it will be interesting if that transfers to a long lasting presence in her line of work...and I think Liam got out at the right time! No MAN wants to be married to a tramp...


Its a real kwl song, but wear some clothes in your music video


"It wouldn't have mattered if Miley would have worn jeans and a flannel shirt... a Tux...or a nun's habit. The song's a smash...and her performance vocally on the tune reflects her roots and sheer God given talent." Lunatic! Because she was naked and liking on tools, I doubt that few even really listened to the song or heard the words to it. They were all trying to get a glimpse of her snatch.


Jenn, you said it all.There really is something lacking within these hateful 'people?' to use such raunchy language to call someone they do not know'Trash' Oh well, Simple minds.I too love this video & this song .Truthfully, this riding a wrecking ball is one of the most Creative images I've seen in a video in a long time. It is an exceptional dispay of Great Song/Great Vocals/& Great .Imagery.This Is a Beautiful work of Art.Miley is Riding High on this Wrecking Ball in popularity also.

@ lola d.

At least Madonna, Gaga and some others have the talent to dance while they're singing.

@ lola d.

If one has no mind or intelligence enough to use it then yes getting nude and swinging on a ball shows real art.Damn the whole nation can be a artist and we didn't even know it

@ Karen

Yep! Heck, I can ride on a wrecking ball naked. I'm a damn talented genius with a gift from god. GUFFAW


Really you blame that mess on God .Man up she's your trash don't blame God


pair of white trash. and ugly to boot.


I love the video and the song. Billy Ray is being a good parent for standing by his ADULT daughter. The video is tastefully done and represents how vulnerable someone else can make you feel. It's beautiful.

@ Jenn

Who listened to the song or its words? We were all too busy trying to get a glimpse of her snatch. ROFLOL LOL LOL

@ Frogmore

talk about trash




Sorry b.ray you were never that good and your goofy daughter is even worse your just worried your money tree will dry up


Billy Ray is a good dad. Singing/Songwriting talent,Miley got from her dad.No, he did not write Achy Breaky Heart.As for being, I believe the term is Buck-Naked that would mean her private parts would be fully exposed.The video used the allusion of nudity, but there was absolutely nothing indecent about it.As far as Liam goes ,Miley doesn't need him & apparently he's been around and is not the sweet angel that Miley's detractors make him out to be. Billy Ray has not been crazy about all of Miley's choices(hence the divorce) but apparently he likes her video.Good for him for supporting his daughter.That's what a decent father does.Perhaps alot of you would call your kids Sluts & other degrading names but that just shows who the real Hillbillys are.For those of you saying Billy Ray should control his girl, well he actually has no say over her decisions.She is past the age of parental custody and has her own home and career.He is doing all he can to be a supportive father figure.I don't know what her mother's gig is but I am glad that Billy Ray can still be there to offer his advice and back up Miley.I agree with you,Tami.People need to get over this'Hannah' character and act like you have matured yourself.

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Miley Cyrus Biography

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Miley Cyrus has evolved tremendously over the years. Initially known for portraying Hannah Montana, the singer/actress made an effort to... More »
Franklin, Tennessee
Full Name
Destiny Hope Cyrus

Miley Cyrus Quotes

Thank you guys for all your support. Without you, none of this would be possible. I love every one of you and I could not be more appreciative. God bless you.

Miley Cyrus [at a concert, soon after photo scandal broke]

I have let myself down. I will learn from my mistakes and trust my support team. My family and my faith will guide me through my life's journey.

Miley Cyrus [on lewd photos]