DEFENCE: Pharrell Williams has publicly supported Miley Cyrus
SINGER PHARRELL Williams has stepped in to defend Miley Cyrus after the backlash she has faced during the last few months.
Producer Pharrell who has worked on her new album Bangerz said the singer's transformation is due to her growing up.
The 20-year-old former Disney child star has not been not been short of controversy since her twerking antics and MTV Video Music Awards performance.
But the Blurred Lines hitmaker has been one of the few artists to defend the controversial stars raunchy and to some shocking behaviour.
Her video to latest single Wrecking Ball shows the star naked.
In an interview with Detail Magazine, Williams said: “She's just growing up, and she deserves her time and to do it her way.”
Williams comments come days after Sinead O’Connor wrote an open letter to the former Disney star.
She said: “I am extremely concerned for you that those around you have led you to believe, or encouraged you in your own belief, that it is in any way 'cool' to be naked and licking sledgehammers in your videos."
This came after Cyrus claimed her inspiration for her Wrecking Ball video came from O'Connor's Nothing Compares To You visuals.
O’Connor later added: “The music business doesn’t give a s**t about you, or any of us.
"They will prostitute you for all you are worth, and cleverly make you think its what YOU wanted... and when you end up in rehab as a result of being prostituted, 'they' will be sunning themselves on their yachts in Antigua, which they bought by selling your body and you will find yourself very alone."