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Miley Cyrus may have shocked some by seemingly smoking marijuana on stage at the European Music Awards earlier this month, but her parents may not be too alarmed.
Cyrus, 21,has been the face of controversy lately as a singer who has seemingly prided herself on her provocative appearance more than her music. However, sources close to the singer reportedly revealed that her father and mother did not react negatively to her on stage antics at the EMA's where she seemingly engaged in drug use.
When speaking to the X Factor U.K.'s Nicole Scherzinger recently, Cyrus reportedly opened up about her parents, Tish and Billy Ray Cyrus.
"Before her performance on the UK X Factor, Miley confided to Nicole Scherzinger [judge on the show] that her mom, Tish, wasn't really upset about it," sources said, according to Perez Hilton. "She said her mom is really liberal."
Cyrus also reportedly revealed that her father was not angry with her actions.
"No father likes to see his daughter humping a man onstage or doing drugs," sources reportedly said, according to Perez Hilton. "[But he] hopes it's just a phase."
Last summer, the singer caused a stir during her MTV Video Music Awards performance, when she stripped down to a bikini while gyrating on married R&B singer Robin Thicke, 36. Her father has spoken about his thoughts concerning the singer after she faced media scrutiny.
"She's a very smart young lady," Billy Ray said of Miley's infamous performance with Thicke. "She wanted to shake things up a little bit and mission accomplished."
While a number of people spoke out against the singer's performance and even called for prayer, Cyrus doesn't mind the negative attention. When Today host Matt Lauer asked if she minded the attention she was getting, she revealed why she didn't.
"I mean, it's kind of what I want. I'm an artist, so I'm hoping that I get a little attention or my record sales might be a little sketch," Cyrus told Lauer earlier this year. "I don't ever really plan to offend people, but sometimes that just happens because I think people, they're not open to what they don't understand. But that's why when I'm singing for my fans, because they're all really young so they understand what I'm doing."