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More Cyrus comment as Miley tops both UK charts

By | Published on Monday 14 October 2013


With Miley Cyrus topping the UK single and album charts this weekend, clearly the former Disney star’s sometimes controversial and occasionally silly relaunch this year has ticked a number of boxes in the marketing plan. Though following it all up with a half decent record has presumably helped a little too.

Latest to comment on Cyrus twerking her way to the top of the charts is her good old dad Billy Ray, who was asked about his daughter’s recent VMAs performance and video by Access Hollywood.

Admitting that “it’s hard for me at times, it’s still Miley, it’s still my little girl, it’s still my daughter”, Cyrus Senior said that, nevertheless, he was proud of Miley’s recent achievements, noting: “She’s a very smart young lady. She wanted to shake things up a little bit and mission accomplished. She wanted to go from a teenage superstar to a young lady, she’s got a lot to say musically”.

Meanwhile Miley herself has insisted to Hunger TV that she is fully in control of her career just now, because she’s more in tune with what the young pop audience wants than aging advisors. She said: “With magazines, with movies, it’s always weird when things are targeted for young people yet they’re driven by people that are like 40 years too old. It can’t be like this 70 year old Jewish man that doesn’t leave his desk all day, telling me what the clubs want to hear”.

Cyrus added: “I’m going out, I know what they want to hear. I know when you’re in a club, what makes everyone go crazy and when the time is where everyone’s like, ‘All right, I’m going go get a drink’. I know when people walk off the dancefloor and I know what’s driving it, so I’ve got to be the one doing it because they’re just not in on what 20 year olds are doing”.