Turns out Billy Ray isn't actually that bothered about all the twerking, as Miley Cyrus has revealed her father's message of support after her performance at the MTV Video Music Awards.

Miley has been heavily criticised for her very suggestive routine at the event on Sunday but she claimed Billy Ray said he would have done the same thing, tweeting:

The star's father joins a raft of celebrities leaping to her defence after she was blasted for the raunchy performance which saw her grinding on Robin Thicke as he sang his single 'Blurred Lines'.

Miley's manager has spoken out in support of her client, claiming the singer's family and friends were delighted with the show. Larry Rudolph told Us Magazine: 'We were all cheering from the side of the stage. It could not have gone better. The fans got it. The rest eventually will.'

Billy Ray had recently explained Miley was always his 'little girl' and his love for her would 'never change', even with the controversy surrounding the event. He previously said: 'Of course I'll always be here for Miley. Can't wait see her when she gets home. She's still my little girl and I'm still her dad regardless how this circus we call show business plays out. I love her unconditionally and that will never change.'

Liam Hemsworth however is said to be 'mortified' by the whole thing, with 'a source' telling RadarOnline.com: 'Liam really does care about Miley, but her racy new look and sort of ghetto attitude isn't exactly what he signed up for. Her VMA performance absolutely mortified him and he couldn't be more embarrassed. He doesn't really see anything sexy about what she did on stage.'

'It's pretty much over. He knows he can't stay with her when this is who she's become ... He doesn't want to babysit her anymore. He has to move on.'

Liam's team are apparently pushing him to end their romance because they fear it will damage his career. The insider added: 'It's not just Liam that Miley is pushing away ... His entire team is urging him to part ways with her because she's nothing but negative for his reputation and career. Liam is a serious actor with a growing career, while Miley has just turned into a joke.'