Miley Cyrus and Jamie Foxx
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04/15/2009 AT 10:40 AM EDT
And to think, it was just a joke.
After dissing Miley Cyrus
on his Foxxhole
Sirius radio show last weekend, a contrite Jamie Foxx appeared on Tuesday's Tonight Show
and told Jay Leno – and Miley and the millions of those watching – "I so apologize … and this is sincere. 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."
Best Actor Oscar winner, 41, had previously advised
the Hannah Montana
star, 16, to "get like Britney Spears
and do some heroin. Do like Lindsay Lohan
and start seeing a lesbian and get some crack in your pipe. Catch chlamydia on a bicycle seat."
As Foxx explained to Leno, Entertainment Weekly
reports, "I have a radio show. We're really the black Howard Stern. We go at everybody. 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."