OFFSTAGE: Billy Ray Cyrus “So Sad” Over Miley’s Bong Video

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“I’m having a little bit of a bad trip,” says Miley Cyrus after taking a long hit from a bong. I’ll say. For two and a-half minutes you see the pop star smoking, getting confused and then laughing the kind of laugh you really only get from getting high. (And there’s some talk that “sources say she was not smoking marijuana” and that it was really just the legal plant salvia, which sounds like something I would’ve told my parents if I’d gotten got caught getting high while I was a teenager.) What Cyrus does in her personal time is nobody’s business, but I wish she would’ve thought it through and considered how it would make her parents feel when the video made it to the Internet. Her father Billy Ray Cyrus tweeted about it to his nearly half a million followers over the weekend, writing, “Sorry guys. I had no idea. Just saw this stuff for the first time myself. Im so sad. There is much beyond my control right now.”

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.