"Miley (has) 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," said Billy Ray, reports a website.
He appeared on Piers Morgan's talk show Thursday and discussed his thoughts on his daughter's racy performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, which created a lot of buzz.
When Morgan first brought up the issue saying 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.
But for Billy Ray, the act by his daughter was her way of stripping herself from her 'Hannah Montana' image.
"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," he said.
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