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Miley's dad Billy Ray thinks she's a savvy girl

Published 11/10/2013 | 07:07

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 08: Miley Cyrus attends Miley Cyrus' Official Album Release Party for "Bangerz" at The General on October 8, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for The General)

Billy Ray Cyrus is proud of how his daughter Miley Cyrus “shakes things up” professionally.

Miley, 20, put on a performance at the MTV Video Music Awards in August that remains the focus of headlines worldwide.

Billy says Miley was personally invested in making the show a success and he is happy with the outcome.

“She’s a very smart young lady. She wanted to shake things up a little bit and mission accomplished,” the 52-year-old told Access Hollywood.

“She [did] a great deal of preparation and financial investment. All those bears and things she was going out of pocket for to make that stage great. She said she wanted people to be talking.”

The raucous show saw Miley twerk dancing with giant teddy bears while stripping down to a nude bikini, grinding against Robin Thicke and kissing him on the neck.

With dad,Billy Ray Cyrus,at the Academy of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 23, 2006
With dad,Billy Ray Cyrus,at the Academy of Country Music Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 23, 2006
The 13-year-old attends a Disney benefit in California in June, 2006.
At the premier of 'Monster House' on July 17, 2006.
At the Country Music Awards in Nashville, November 6, 2006.
Striking a pose at the 2006 American Music Awards, just two days before her 14th birthday.
The peace sign is one of Miley's signature poses, seen here at the 33rd Annual People's Choice Awards on January 9, 2007.
Promoting the the UK release of her new DVD 'Hannah Montana - Behind the Spotlight' at The Soho Hotel in Londonon March 29, 2007.
Arriving at the 2007 Teen Choice Awards on August 26, 2007.
Miley shows off some leg at the 2007 American Music Awards.
Newly brunette at the 50th Grammy Awards in 2008.
Miley at the taping of' 'Idol Gives Back' in April 9, 2008.
Posing backstage during MTV's TRL on July 18, 2008.
HOLLYWOOD - FEBRUARY 22: Singer Miley Cyrus arrives at the 81st Annual Academy Awards held at The Kodak Theatre on February 22, 2009 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Onstage during the 44th annual Academy Of Country Music Awardsheld in Las Vegas in 2009.
Wearing Herve Leger at the UK film premiere of 'Hannah Montana: The Movie', April 23, 2009.
Arrivingat the 2009 Teen Choice Awards on August 9, 2009
Wearing a strapless Jenny Packham dress to the 82nd Annual Academyon March 7, 2010 in Hollywood.
Pictured with husband to be, Liam Hemsworth ata fil;mpremiere on March 25, 2010.
Rocking out at a music festival in Madrid on June 6, 2010.
Miley arrives at the 2010 American Music Awards, November 21, 2010,in a backless Marchesa mini dress.
Appearing on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" on March 3, 2011.
Wearing a striking long dress at the 28th Annual MTV Video Music Awards on August 28, 2011 in Los Angeles.
Showingoff her new bob at the2012 Billboard Music Awards on May 20, 2012.

Billy admits his daughter’s raw sexuality makes him uncomfortable at times.

“She wanted to go from a teenage superstar to a young lady, she’s got a lot to say musically,” he said. “It’s hard for me at times, it’s still Miley. It’s still my little girl, it’s still my daughter.”

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 08:  A general view of atmosphere at Miley Cyrus' Official Album Release Party for "Bangerz" at The General on October 8, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for The General)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 08: A general view of atmosphere at Miley Cyrus' Official Album Release Party for "Bangerz" at The General on October 8, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for The General)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 08: A general view of atmosphere at Miley Cyrus' Official Album Release Party for "Bangerz" at The General on October 8, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for The General)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 08: A general view of atmosphere at Miley Cyrus' Official Album Release Party for "Bangerz" at The General on October 8, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for The General)
Miley Cyrus attends Miley Cyrus' Official Album Release Party for "Bangerz" at The General on October 8, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for The General)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 08: Miley Cyrus attends Miley Cyrus' Official Album Release Party for "Bangerz" at The General on October 8, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for FINALE)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 08: Miley Cyrus attends Miley Cyrus' Official Album Release Party for "Bangerz" at The General on October 8, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for FINALE)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 08: Miley Cyrus attends Miley Cyrus' Official Album Release Party for "Bangerz" at The General on October 8, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for FINALE)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 08: Miley Cyrus attends Miley Cyrus' Official Album Release Party for "Bangerz" at The General on October 8, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for FINALE)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 08: Miley Cyrus attends Miley Cyrus' Official Album Release Party for "Bangerz" at The General on October 8, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for The General)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 08: Miley Cyrus attends Miley Cyrus' Official Album Release Party for "Bangerz" at The General on October 8, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for The General)
Miley poses for pictures at her 'Bangerz' album release party in New York. (Twitter/Miley Cyrus)
Miley poses for pictures at her 'Bangerz' album release party in New York. (Twitter/Miley Cyrus)
Miley poses for pictures at her 'Bangerz' album release party in New York. (Twitter/Miley Cyrus)

Miley recently split up with her former fiancé Liam Hemsworth, 23.

Billy claims she is dealing well with the heartbreak as she is putting all of her energy into her career.

“She’s focussed as I’ve ever seen her in her entire life… I heard my little girl say, ‘I’m the happiest I’ve ever been in my life.’” Billy said.

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