Referring to daughter Miley Cyrus' wild antics — including a bong-smoking video and an onstage pole dance at the Teen Choice Awards — the "Achy Breaky Heart" singer told the mag he's "scared" she'll wind up like other flamed-out icons Michael Jackson, Anna Nicole Smith and Kurt Cobain.
But an insider tells the new issue of Us Weekly (on stands now) that Billy Ray — who appeared alongside his daughter on Disney Channel's Hannah Montana for five years — "totally pushed Miley into being a star!"
Indeed, a second source tells Us that the Tennessee native's feelings stem more from jealousy than concern.
Billy Ray — who's in the midst of a divorce with Tish Cyrus, his wife of 17 years — told GQ that he never profited off his daughter's success, but a third insider scoffs at his claim. "Let's face it: Hannah Montana revived his career as much as it made Miley's," the insider tells Us.
For more details on how Billy Ray humiliated Miley — and how she's now distancing herself from her father — pick up the new issue of Us Weekly, on stands now.
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