Miley Cyrus’s recent stratospheric levels of success have inspired some good old-fashioned trash talk from dad Billy Ray. Papa Cyrus, of course, is no stranger to smashing entertainment records and he sure doesn’t want his 20-year-old daughter to forget it!
“@mileyCyrus Congratulations For The Number One Album On Billboards Top 200 !!! Just 16 more weeks and you tie my record. Wheeeeee Doggies!,” he tweeted October 16.
Sixteen more weeks? No pressure, Miley. Really, though, no pressure. Girlfriend is already blowing up the charts with her new album, Bangerz.
Beside topping both Billboard’s Top 200 and Digital Album Charts (was that even a thing back in the days of “Achy Breaky Heart”?), Bangerz has sold more than 270,000 albums and 426,000 tracks in its first week alone. It’s also an international hit, claiming the number one spot in countries ranging from Switzerland to Argentina.
Billy Ray hasn’t held back sharing how proud he is of his daughter’s success, even when it comes to her, um, less family-friendly performances. “I would done the same thang,” he reportedly told Miley about her twerked out, semi-naked 2013 MTV VMAs performance.
You know, if Miley’s really serious about beating her dad’s record, maybe she should try rockin' a mullet. She is growing her hair out anyway...
Source: Billy Ray Cyrus on Twitter