Miley Cyrus VMA Performance Gets Support From Father Billy Ray, Singer Says He'll 'Always Be Here' for Daughter

Even though Miley Cyrus drew national outrage for her performance at the MTV Video Music Awards her father, Billy Ray, is reassuring his daughter that he will always be there for her.

During an interview with Entertainment Tonight the country star said he'll "always be here" for his daughter.

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

However, Cyrus' MTV VMA performance shocked spectators so much that a number of people felt compelled to pray for the singer. During the performance, she stripped down to a nude-colored bikini while gyrating on married R&B singer Robin Thicke, 36.

Thicke's mother, actress Gloria Loring, had a different reaction, one that was based in confusion and not amusement.

"I don't understand what Miley Cyrus is trying to do," the former Days of Our Lives actress told Yahoo OMG!. "I think she's misbegotten in this attempt of hers. And I think it was not beneficial."

Thicke's mother admitted that she had no idea what Cyrus and her son were trying to accomplish when the young singer touched the R&B star inappropriately during a remixed rendition of his song "Blurred Lines."

"I didn't get what her point was," Loring said. "It was so over the top as to almost be a parody of itself."

The incident even led to speculation regarding Thicke's wife Paula Patton and her reaction to the shows segment.

Sources originally stated that Patton was "irate" following her husband's VMA performance on Sunday night. During the performance, Cyrus debuted a series of dance moves, some of which included the "We Can't Stop" singer dancing extremely close to Thicke.

Pictures of the former Disney star and Thicke were rampant on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites. But a second source has confirmed that Thicke's wife, Paula, isn't really mad about the show.

There were "tons of rehearsals" before the actual show took place, Patton wasn't surprised at all on Sunday when she watched her husband perform, according to TMZ. But while Patton may not have been surprised by Cyrus' new dance moves, it appears that many other celebrities in the crowd were.

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