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Billy Ray Was Unaware of Miley's Provocative Shoot


Apr. 29 2008, Published 5:00 a.m. ET

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Did Miley Cyrus shoot her near-nude Vanity Fair photos without her father’s knowledge?

Apparently yes.

Though there are outtakes of the Hannah Montana star posing with pops Billy Ray in the magazine’s new issue, the country star was not present for his daughter's seemingly topless shoot and would never have consented to it, Entertainment Tonight reports.

According to a source close to Billy Ray, he had to leave the Annie Liebovitz-helmed photo shoot early because of a prior commitment and Miley continued to snap pictures and nearly disrobe completely without him.

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On top of that, the source adds, Billy Ray was kept in the dark about the shoot afterwards. Fifteen-year-old Miley never told her father, whom she has continually referred to as her best friend and confidant, about those shots and Billy Ray wasn’t shown the selects before the magazine went to print.

Miley has since over the shoot, announcing over the weekend to feeling “embarrassed” by the shots.

For more on Miley, tune in to ET tonight!


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