She`s still my Miley: Billy Ray Cyrus on Miley`s twerking

Updated: Sep 20, 2013, 14:27 PM IST

Los Angeles: Singer-songwriter Billy Ray Cyrus has supported his pop star daughter Miley`s twerking act saying she is still his little girl.

"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

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.