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 will...in 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?

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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 »
Born
Birthplace
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]