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

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.)

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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