Miley Cyrus grew up at risk from Billy Ray Cyrus‘ daredevil ways—but is none the worse for it today.
In a 2006 interview with Milling About host Robin Milling, which has never before aired anywhere, the country music powerhouse revealed how reckless he was with infant daughter Miley.
“Britney Spears is getting all this crap for having her baby in the front seat of the car,” he said of the infamous incident in which the pop tart was snapped by paparazzi while driving her SUV with son Sean Preston on her lap.
“Oh my goodness, if they had pictures of me—the things I did with Miley on four-wheelers and dirt bikes and horses. Without a helmet!
“Britney Spears, you have nothing to apologize about.”
The Achy Breaky Heart singer also chatted about warning Miley—who was then on the verge of debuting in Disney Channel’s Hannah Montana—about the perils of pop music.
“I just kept telling Miley, ‘Don’t get into this business. There’s many, many other things you can do in this world to make a living besides being in the entertainment industry.’
“But she wouldn’t listen to her daddy. She had a goal; she persisted.
“When I was doing [the PAX TV series] Doc for four years in Toronto, Canada, she came up there and really applied herself, studying with some of the best acting coaches, studying theatre.”
Click here to hear Billy Ray Cyrus’ lost interview.