Miley Cyrus, 17: Dad Billy Ray "Loves" Racy New Music Vid

Entertainment May. 10, 2010 AT 6:01PM
Miley Cyrus, 17: Dad Billy Ray "Loves" Racy New Music Vid Credit: Jesse Grant/WireImage.com

What does Billy Ray Cyrus think of his 17-year-old daughter Miley's racy new music video -- which features her grinding with guys and cavorting in a $25,000 corset?

"My dad loves it," the former Disney star tells MTV News of the vid for "Can't Be Tamed," which was released last Tuesday.

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"I think my dad was thinking I was a little crazy while I was writing it because when you're hearing 'feathers coming out of your hands,' [you think] 'oh wow, looks crazy!'" Miley says.

"They were so proud of the treatment that I came up for it with my good friend Jamal," continues Miley, referring to choreographer Jamal Sims.

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In fact, Miley's mom, Tish, "was on set," she says.

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This isn't the first time Miley's parents have defended her controversial moves.

After she pole danced at the Teen Choice Awards in 2009, Billy Ray said, "I just think that Miley loves entertaining people... I give my kids a lot of freedom to make the art they wanna make, and make it in their own voice. I think it's important."

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