Billy Ray Cyrus Finally Admits He Should Have Been Miley's Father — Not Her Friend!

Tue, February 15, 2011 7:10pm EDT by 4 Comments

Billy Ray says his lack of boundaries sent Miley down the wrong path — what do YOU think?

Billy Ray Cyrus thinks he totally screwed up 18-year-old Miley and sent her behavior spiraling by being too lax with her!

“How many interviews did I give and say, ‘You know what’s important between me and Miley is I try to be a friend to my kids?’ I said it a lot,” Billy Ray, 49, tells GQ. “And sometimes I would even read other parents might say, ‘You don’t need to be a friend, you need to be a parent.’ Well, I’m the first guy to say to them right now: You were right.”

Billy also shows remorse about not being a tougher father figure in Miley’s life.

“I should have been a better parent. I should have said, ‘Enough is enough—it’s getting dangerous and somebody’s going to get hurt.’ I should have, but I didn’t. Honestly, I didn’t know the ball was out of bounds until it was way up in the stands somewhere.”

What do you think about Billy Ray’s brutal honesty? You should have taken Bonnie’s advice earlier!