Billy Ray Cyrus Says Miley Has 'Risen To A New Level'
Posted by Joseph Lee on 09.20.2013
“She’s just Miley”...
In an interview with CNN's Piers Morgan Live (via Zap2It), Billy Ray Cyrus said that Miley Cyrus has "risen to a whole new level."
When he was asked about her performance at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, he said: "She's just Miley. She's an artist. She's real. I think that what's happened over the years, Miley has been reinventing her sound. She's evolving as an artist herself. I think that all of what everyone is calling controversy now, that's still my Miley."
He said that she had to do something "drastic" to get away from her Hannah Montana image.
He added: "Miley's smart enough to know that to come out of the shadows of 'Hannah Montana,' it really takes something extremely drastic, which when you go to that level, it creates passion, and passion is either love or hate. But there's no middle of the road for passion. She has risen to a whole new level. I thought I had seen it all -- until these last couple of weeks."