"I knew that she had went to (sic) a great deal of preparation and even financial investment in all those bears... to make that stage great. She said that she wanted people to be talking, and I knew she was making that investment." Billy Ray Cyrus admits he knew his daughter Miley was up to something when she started planning for her headline-grabbing MTV Video Music Awards performance in August (13). The pop star hit the stage in New York surrounded by dancers dressed in teddy bear costumes before ripping off her own bear-related bodice and 'twerking' suggestively with Robin Thicke.