Where Was Miley Cyrus’ Father Billy Ray During Her VMA Twerk-A-Thon? (GIFs)

Miley Cyrus twerks up against Robin Thicke at the 2013 VMAs.

Where was Miley Cyrus‘ father while she was twerking up against Robin Thicke during their VMA performance? Well, a) that’s sexist with paternalistic overtones #rude, and b) our good friend T. Kyle at Reality TV GIFs has the answer! Papa Billy Ray Cyrus was coaching her from the aisle! (About two ill-timed crotch thrusts from Rihanna‘s face.)

Billy Ray Cyrus was in the VMA audience the whole time!

See? Billy Ray’s fiiiiiine. He’s not like a regular dad — he’s a cool dad!

Watch Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke’s freak-nasty VMA performance after the jump.

+ Watch MILEY CYRUS AND ROBIN THICKE PERFORM THEIR “WE CAN’T STOP”/”BLURRED LINES”/”GIVE IT 2 U” VMA MEDLEY.

Video Music Award 2013 winners, red carpet photos, and the full VMA show free on demand at VMA.MTV.com.

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