Jamie Foxx and Miley Cyrus

Jamie Foxx Apologizes to Miley Cyrus

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.”