Billy Ray Cyrus Defends Miley’s Pole Dance Performance

Once again, Billy Ray Cyrus is defending some of his daughter’s antics. Earlier this month, singer Miley Cyrus performed a dance routine at the Teen Choice Awards that included some moves on a stripper pole.

Daddy Billy Ray says of his 16-year-old daughter, “I just think that Miley loves entertaining people. She loves singing and songwriting.” He adds, “I give my kids a lot of freedom to make the art they want to make and make it in their own voice. I think it’s important.”

It’s also important for Miley to move into her inevitable “good girl gone bad” phase. If she’s not already in the midst of it already.

Gallery Info: Miley Cyrus chats with fans on her way to the Coffee Bean in Toluca Lake.