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Billy Ray Cyrus on Miley's 'Wrecking Ball' video: 'It wouldn't have mattered if Miley would have worn a nun's habit'

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Opinions about Miley Cyrus’ hammer-licking “Wrecking Ball” video are like tongues—everybody has one.

But some, like Miley’s famous father Billy Ray, are more relevant than others. He had the opportunity to make a definitive statement about parenting and teen sexuality when he commented on his daughter’s video yesterday; instead, he sort of side-stepped the issue.

Talking to Entertainment Tonight, Billy Ray said he thought everybody was missing the point. “The song’s a smash,” the elder Cyrus said. “It wouldn’t have mattered if Miley would have worn jeans and a flannel shirt, a tux, or a nun’s habit—her performance vocally on the tune reflects her roots and sheer God-given talent.”

“I’m a song man,” he added. “A musician singer-songwriter who loves all styles of music. I come from the old school where it starts with an artist and a song, colliding if you will, in a moment where the song, the singer, the producer, the band, and the listener become one.”

Yesterday, Miley herself told New York radio personality Elvis Duran, “If people can take their minds off the obvious and go into their imagination and see what the video really means, it is so vulnerable.”

It all continues the build for Cyrus’ new album Bangerz, which arrives on October 4.

Beyonce's parents think their daughter and Jay-Z need to chill out on the Blue Ivy Carter thing

Think young Blue Ivy Carter has been in the press too much?

Well, Beyoncé’s parents apparently agree.

The singer’s divorced parents, Tina and Mathew Knowles, have expressed concerns over how their daughter and son-in-law Jay-Z are thrusting Blue Ivy into the spotlight, according to reports.

The new grandparents, who had a heavy hand in orchestrating their daughters’ careers, think Jay and Bey need to “back off a bit and pull back on the publicity they are helping generate for that child,” a Knowles insider said yesterday.

But it looks like Blue Ivy’s parents already have things under control. At the reopening his 40/40 Club in New York last night, Jay attended without Beyoncé (or Blue Ivy, thankfully) and had his handler tell reporters, “If you ask about the baby, he’s going to walk away.”

Perhaps Grandpa and Grandma Knowles are the ones who need to “pull back” on the publicity. What about you guys — how do you come down on Jayoncé’s parenting skills so far?

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