'I need to murder Hannah Montana' - Dolly Parton 'worried' about god daughter Miley Cyrus
COUNTRY music legend Dolly Parton has expressed her concern for god daughter Miley Cryus.
"One day she’d had enough and told me: 'I need to murder Hannah Montana in order for people to accept who I really am'", she told The Sun.
"I think she felt she had to make that severe a change. And she obviously did.
"I’m hoping that she holds it in the road and doesn’t do so many things that are that bizarre. I don’t think the crowd would be so forgiving again if she did anything else that was really offensive. I don’t want it to overshadow her talent."
She explained she believes the singer struggled with the transition from Disney star to popstar.
"As a little girl she was so great, but then she started to grow up. And people didn't want her to grow up - they got mad at her.
"She tried her best to make that transition from Hannah Montana to be allowed to be Miley - but people just would not have it".
She also expressed her concern that young female pop stars - Miley included - are over sexualised.
"We're really losing sight of anything spiritual - or any sort of morals or values whatsoever. I worry about that more than anything.
"I just wish young people has more of a sense of family and a sense of self - something more than just them".
However despite her concern for Cyrus, she believes she's savvy enough to manage any difficulties she may face.
"If she is as smart as I think she is, I think she'll make the right decisions", she said.
The 68-year-old also joked about her famed youthful appearance, saying: "If I look a million dollars that's just about how much it's cost me!"