Dad defends Miley's twerking: 'She's still my little girl'

Robin Thicke, left, and Miley Cyrus perform at the MTV Video Music Awards. Photo / AP
Robin Thicke, left, and Miley Cyrus perform at the MTV Video Music Awards. Photo / AP

Billy Ray Cyrus has dismissed criticism of his daughter Miley's sexually charged MTV Awards show, insisting he fully supports her.

The country singer's daughter was slammed for her performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, where she was seen grinding on Robin Thicke while wearing a skimpy outfit.

Her father can't wait to comfort her when they are reunited.

"Of course I'll always be here for Miley. Can't wait (to) see her when she gets home," Billy Ray told Entertainment Tonight.

The 20-year-old pop star merged her song We Can't Stop with Thicke's Blurred Lines during the performance.

Billy thinks the hype surrounding Miley's overtly sexual dance moves will die down soon.

"She's still my little girl and I'm still her dad regardless how this circus we call show business plays out,'' he continued. "I love her unconditionally and that will never change."

Miley seemed thrilled with the outcome of the show and shared how successful the spectacle was via Twitter.

"Smilers! My VMA performance had 306.000 tweets per minute. That's more than the blackout or Superbowl!, (sic)" she recently tweeted.

However, since then the Parents Television Council has slammed the network for allowing her antics.

"MTV continues to sexually exploit young women by promoting acts that incorporate 'twerking' in a nude-coloured bikini. How is this image of former child star Miley Cyrus appropriate for 14-year-olds?" they said in a statement.

Even Miley's pal Kelly Osbourne has less than flattering things to say about the gig.

"Look, Miley's my friend and I love her, and I have her back no matter what, but as her friend I'm going to tell her - put your f***ing tongue in your mouth,'' she quipped on E! show Fashion Police, in reference to Miley's love of sticking her tongue out in photos.

"I love you, but just put your tongue in your mouth."

- WENN

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