Dolly Parton On Miley Cyrus: “She Made Her Point, She Made Her Mark, And More Power To Her”

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“If I didn’t know how smart and talented Miley is, I might worry about her. But I’ve watched her grow up. So I don’t. She knows what she’s doing. She was very proud of the work she did as Hannah Montana, but people were gonna leave her there forever. And she was just smotherin’ and chokin’ in it. So she felt she had to do something completely drastic. And she did. She made her point, she made her mark, and more power to her… I’m hoping that now she can relax and show people how talented she really is. ’Cause the girl can write. The girl can sing. The girl is smart. And she doesn’t have to be so drastic. But I will respect her choices. I did it my way, so why can’t she do it her way?”

Dolly Parton, who just happens to be Miley Cyrus godmother (so jealous), gave her take on the pop star’s transformation from tween Disney idol to, well, the Miley we all know and love/hate today for Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People issue. After reading this, I feel like I have a better understanding of Miley and more respect for her as an artist/performer. If anyone else had written it, I’d be like, “Yeah, whatever,” but when Dolly speaks, I reverently light my Dolly Parton prayer candle and honor whatever she says as gospel. [Time via Us Weekly]

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