As strange as it was to hear Miley Cyrus giving advice to the troubled Justin Bieber on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Miley's dad Billy Ray Cyrus has also spoken up with some advice of his own. Rather than tell Bieber to hire someone to keep him out of trouble as Miley did, Cyrus thinks Bieber just needs to get back to nature.
“I would say, first of all, hey, I’m sure he’s got lots of people talking to him right now. I would just invite him to come down and chill out with me, maybe in Tennessee," Cyrus told Access Hollywood. "Let’s go up to the teepee, build a fire, step away and just, you know, maybe take a break for a little bit, just think about what’s important. Get back to life...Build a fire, count the deer and the hawks and relax a little bit.”
Cyrus's advice comes after Bieber's string of run-ins with the law over the past month. Just days after the teen pop sensation was arrested in Miami for drag racing and driving under the influence, he was arrested in Toronto Wednesday on assault charges.
Aside from hanging out with Billy Ray in a teepee, Cyrus also thinks that Bieber needs to start focusing on his music. “He’s got a long life ahead of him and I’d like to see him just kind of maybe, enjoy a little bit of what he’s got and focus back on the music,” Cyrus said. “He’s a great artist.”
Not surprisingly, Cyrus offering up advice to Bieber has generated quite a bit of snark on Twitter. Even though Miley hasn't been arrested, not many people consider Billy Ray the guy to go to for parental advice, especially since he has been vocally supportive of his daughter's twerking.
Oh, thank God. Miley's dad is stepping in to help Justin Beiber. http://t.co/8g44CNgxZk Whew. That was a close one.
— Joe Flanigan Fan (@flanigandaily) January 31, 2014
Billy ray cyrus wants to "help" justin bieber... mate i think its your daughter thats in need of help at the moment justin cant wait lol
— Natalie Goro (@Natalie_Goro) January 31, 2014
— Troy The Boy (@TYROHENDRIX) January 30, 2014
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