Published April 16, 2009
Billy Ray Cyrus is not taking Jamie Foxx’s insults to his daughter Miley Cyrus lightly.
The singer weighed in on the feud between his teenage superstar daughter and the 41-year-old comedian, saying the comments were hurtful and hardly funny.
On an episode of his weekly radio show “The Foxxhole,” Foxx for launched a crude attack on the teen sensation saying, "Make a sex tape and grow up!" Other guests in the background can be heard saying "Be like Britney Spears and do some heroin. Be like Lindsay Lohan and start seeing a lesbian...get some crack in your pipe. Now that's what I want."
In response, Cyrus told talk show host Bonnie Hunt: “It was hurtful, there wasn’t nothing funny about it, and quite frankly, I think if I said those things about his daughter he might not find it so comedic.”
It's not clear when Foxx’s comments were made. But the insults began flying after someone brought up the 16-year-old's recent feud with Radiohead after Cyrus wasn't allowed to hang out with the band after the Grammys.
Foxx later issued an apology on Tuesday's episode of "The Tonight Show" with Jay Leno, claiming he meant no harm.
"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."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.