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'I need to murder Hannah Montana' - Dolly Parton 'worried' about god daughter Miley Cyrus

Brian O'Reilly

Published 19/04/2014 | 10:52

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Miley Cyrus (left) and Dolly Parton (right)
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COUNTRY music legend Dolly Parton has expressed her concern for god daughter Miley Cryus.

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"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.

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"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.

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"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!"

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