Sunday 21 January 2018

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

Miley Cyrus (left) and Dolly Parton (right)
Miley Cyrus (left) and Dolly Parton (right)
Dolly Parton Picture: Gus Ruelas/Reuters
Brian O'Reilly

Brian O'Reilly

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.

Dolly Parton is godmother to Miley Cyrus. (YouTube)

"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.

Miley Cyrus performs at the Barclays Center on April 5, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

"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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