On Tuesday night,
"I so apologize to [Cyrus], and this is sincere," Foxx said, referring to his comments that
He went on to defend his radio show as "the black Howard Stern."
"We go at everybody," Foxx told Leno. "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."
Foxx, who has a 14-year-old daughter, said that he would like to call the 16-year-old Cyrus to apologize. "Miley, I apologize, so I'll call you. I got a daughter too, so I completely understand."
Earlier on Tuesday, a source told E! News that Miley's dad, Billy Ray Cyrus, wasn't pleased to hear what Foxx had said about his daughter. "He thinks Jamie was out of line and didn't find any humor in it," the source said, pointing out that Miley had even met Foxx at the Kids' Inaugural Concert in January. "He doesn't understand why he would do that to Miley, especially since he has teenage daughter himself.
"Billy Ray isn't going to say anything publicly because he doesn't want this to escalate," the source said. "He wishes it would just go away."