Billy Ray Cyrus Blasts Jamie Foxx Over Miley Rant

2009-04-17 - Jamie Foxx and Miley CyrusDespite an apology from Jamie Foxx for his comments to Miley Cyrus earlier this week, the teen star’s dad has fired back.

Billy Ray Cyrus spoke to “Bonnie Hunt Show” on Thursday (April 16), calling Foxx’s Miley rant “hurtful” and “not funny.”

“It was hurtful,” he said Thursday. “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.”

On Jamie’s Sirius Satellite radio show on Sunday (April 12), the comedian told the 16-year-old Disney star to “grow up,” make a sex tape and do drugs, in response to a radio interview Miley did in which she called out Radiohead for refusing to meet her backstage at the Grammys.

“She’s gonna ruin Radiohead’s career?” he asked before ripping into the teen star. “Make a sex tape and grow up. Get like Britney Spears and do some heroin. Do like Lindsay Lohan, start seeing a lesbian, and get some crack in your pipe; catch Chlamydia on a bicycle seat.”

After mass outrage, Foxx issued an apology when asked about the situation during an appearance on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” on Tuesday (April 14). He admitted that he crossed the line, but called his comments jokes.

“Miley, I apologize. I’ll call you,” Jamie said, as he stared. “I so apologize to her. This is sincere because I am a comedian and you guys know that whatever I say, I don’t mean any of it. Sometimes, as comedians as we do, we go a little bit too far.

“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 wanna say I apologize for what I said. I didn’t mean it maliciously. I’m a comedian,” he continued.

According to E! News, Billy Ray was angry over the comments, and said that “He doesn’t understand why he would do that to Miley, especially since he has a teenage daughter himself.”

15 comments
  1. I have lost ALL respect for Jamie. You can’t decapitate someone and then go back and try to put a bandaid on the wounds. They are too deep. It’s TOO LATE! If he does not know what to do with a mic, he should not have a radio show. I won’t watch your reruns, watch anything you are on. Do unto Miley what you want Billy Ray to do unto your daughter.

  2. The apology was a joke.

    There is also something else that is bothering me. In the Foxx audio, there is a woman with him. This women refers to Miley as a “white Bitch”. Who is this woman and why is the media overlooking this racial slur?

  3. Hows white bitch a racial slur? Honkey bitch would be or cracker bitch but white bitch? Its is crude but its not racist she is clearly white.

  4. He apologized, get over it! White actors and comedians do all the time.

  5. If a white woman said “black bitch” there would be an uproar about it.

  6. @Shame Shame : Did he really “decapitate” her? He made a joke at her expense. It was a harsh joke. I’d hate to make this a race thing but it kinda already is. If he says the same thing to a black teen star next week I doubt that many of the same people that are outraged now would be then. Being famous doesn’t just come with adoration. Billy Ray wants to protect his 16 y/o daughter from Foxx but not from dating grown men?

  7. “Make a sex tape and grow up. Get like Britney Spears and do some heroin. Do like Lindsay Lohan, start seeing a lesbian, and get some crack in your pipe; catch Chlamydia on a bicycle seat.”

    did anyone else realize that this is a hundred times worse than what don imus did 2 years ago but for some odd reason it isnt as big in the news as imus was. imus said “nappy headed hoes” and jamie said like way more than that.

  8. First of all, im sure Miley Cyrus doesnt care about any of you niggaz on here. Why are yall jumping to her defence? Secondaly at James (probably white) this is not as bad as Don Imus… Go to hell for that..

  9. I’m shocked at some of these messages left on here the racism being spread I have 2 kids Jesse 18 Terra 14 Miley is right between my kid’s age, we live in the country I have blacks, white ,s asian , mexicans at my house they all call me mom ,I have german irish and dutch should we all fight about that can we all just grow up and be people and be kind.

  10. Im a mom Im very pissed by what Jamie said I would kick his ass if that was my kid Im still waiting billy ray .

  11. I hope Billy-Ray catches Jaimie in traffic and wears that azz out….Sukah!!!

  12. They’re overlooking because you have to pay to hear it. Imus was a big deal because it was on television on basic cable, you can’t not get MSNBC.

    If you guys are so mad at Jamie, take a listen to Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity on FREE radio. They say way worse stuff than this, and its not jokes at all. Get a grip. I know she couldn’t care less what jamie says, and her fans are probably not even nowhwere being jamie fans anyway. Its a non issue.

  13. I used to watch rush and I do watch Hannity, I have never seen them attack a miner, any one under the age of 18 is a hand’s off, Imus did it and now Jamie, In my opinion Jamie,s was worse. If i heard any talk show host or radio person say any thing bad about a miner black , white , asian, or any race I would be piss-d off.

  14. jokes or not, accountability must be upheld by these radio personalities!remember don imus,lost his spot on the radio,for calling the “ruckers” basketball team,”nappy headed hoes”! that one comedian called the heckler a n****r,he was all over the news for that! foxx needs to hold account as well.

  15. i feel like it was very disrespectful but shes a growing gurl shes going to go threw alot ppl have said plenty of things about her but wen jamie says it there hurt wat evea i understand were her father is cuming froem but thats life ppl r going to say alot about her its just a way of dealing with it she will be alright he said he was sorry and that should be the end…………….

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