A bitter, Bill Ray Cyrus is speaking out in the next issue of GQ Magazine, saying that he wishes he would have never let daughter Miley star in the Disney series, Hannah Montana.
“It destroyed my family,” he tells GQ of the Disney series, which ended this year after four seasons. “I’ll tell you right now — the damn show destroyed my family. And I sit there and go, ‘Yeah, you know what? Some gave all.’ It is my motto, and guess what? I have to eat that one. I some-gave-all’d it all right. I some-gave-all’d it while everybody else was going to the bank. It’s all sad.”
Billy Ray, who also starred on the series with Miley says that he wishes the series would have “never happened. I hate to say it, but yes, I do. Yeah. I’d take it back in a second,” Cyrus says. “For my family to be here and just be everybody okay, safe and sound and happy and normal, would have been fantastic. Heck, yeah. I’d erase it all in a second if I could.”
Billy Ray also rants about the mistakes that his young daughter has made saying, “Every time something happened in Miley’s career, every time the train went off the track, if you will—Vanity Fair, pole-dancing, whatever scandal it was—her people, or as they say in today’s news, her handlers, every time they’d put me… ‘Somebody’s shooting at Miley! Put the old man up there!’ Well, I took it, because I’m her daddy, and that’s what daddies do. ‘Okay, nail me to the cross, I’ll take it….’ Cyrus tells GQ.
Cyrus says he’s “scared” for his daughter. “She’s got a lot of people around her that’s putting her in a great deal of danger. I know she’s 18, but I still feel like as her daddy I’d like to try to help. Take care of her just a little bit, to at least get her out of danger. I want to get her sheltered from the storm. Stop the insanity just for a minute,” he says.
He also wants to clear up the rumors that he has profited financially from Miley’s career saying, “I’ve never made a dime off of Miley,” he says. “You got a lot of people have made percentages off of her. I’m proud to say to this day I’ve never made one commissioned dollar, or dime, off of my daughter.”