Jamie Foxx offered an apology to Miley Cyrus on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” on Tuesday.
The Oscar winner visited the late-night show to promote his new movie The Soloist. When questioned by Leno about his recent off-color remarks about the “Hannah Montana” star, he said, “I so apologize to her, and this is sincere because I am a comedian, and you guys know that whatever I say, I don’t mean any of it. And sometimes, as comedians, as we do, we go a little bit too far.”
The “Blame It” singer attributed his behavior to being a comedian. “I have a radio show. We’re really the black Howard Stern. We go at everybody. But there was a situation with Miley Cyrus, and I just want to say, I apologize for what I said. I didn’t mean it maliciously. You know I’m a comedian. You know my heart.”
Looking into the camera, he added, “Miley, I apologize, so I’ll call you. That’s sincere, right? I got a daughter too, so I completely understand. This has really been bothering me.”
Before moving on to the next topic, Foxx asked the audience, “Can I keep my comedic license?”
The 41-year-old entertainer drew backlash after making the comments on his “Foxxhole” radio show over the weekend, saying that the 16-year-old pop star should “make a sex tape and grow up” and “get like Britney Spears and do some heroin.”