Billy Ray Cyrus, the father of Miley Cyrus, attended the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, and advised his daughter to be what she likes to be. The “Achy Break Heart” singer was spotted at the red carpet together with his whole family outside the awards show, hosted by Miley. 

“Do what you do because you love it, and not because you have to. If you ain’t having fun, it ain’t working. Enjoy what you’re doing and stay positive,” ET Online quoted Billy Ray as saying.

Miley seems to be having a great time and showed positivity amidst all the criticisms and hate thrown her way. With a successful music career and social charity endeavors, Miley even showcased another side of hers, that of being a funny, all-around performer. She recently hosted Saturday Night Live, and a segment in Jimmy Kimmel’s show, where she went undercover and asked random people about their opinion of her.

From being a Disney star to a controversial sexy performer, Miley would surprise her fans and haters alike. Billy Ray, on the other hand, praised his daughter and compared her to Dolly Parton and Lucille Ball, and said that he is seeing more and more of their traits in Miley. As a show of support to his daughter, Billy Ray had even been busy live-tweeting about Miley’s hosting stint at the VMAs.

Billy Ray wrote on Twitter Friday, “Gonna be the first daddy to ever live-tweet while his little girl hosts the @MTV #VMAs,” reported People. Early Sunday morning, he also tweeted, “It’s almost time to party” and “Wake up! It’s almost showtime!”

Hours before the show started, Billy Ray posted throwback pictures of him and Miley. Miley, on the other hand, posted a current naked selfie on her Instagram prior to the show, with the caption, “When yiew the host so you gotta get to the vmas early AF!!!!!,” reported Billboard.

Later that day, Billy Ray retweeted MTV’s shot where Miley was seen hugging her family on the red carpet. Miley expressed her joy with the support her family is showing her, and was “totally stoked” being with them at the VMAs. 

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