About that whole "make a sex tape" thing...

Jamie Foxx, knowing he was fighting a losing battle in the court of public opinion, apologized on camera to Miley Cyrus tonight for some random off-color remarks he made about the teen queen on his satellite radio show over the weekend.

"Did you say something inappropriate?" Jay Leno innocently queried of the Oscar winner on Tuesday's Tonight Show.

"Yeah," Foxx admitted, taking a few breaths—and making some potentially prophetic mentions of this being fodder for his very own E! True Hollywood Story—before launching into a full-blown apology.

"I so apologize to [Cyrus], and this is sincere," he began. "I am a comedian, and you guys know that whatever I say, I don't mean any of it. [Big laugh from the audience.] And 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. 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," he added, turning to Leno.

Then, looking at the camera, "Miley, I apologize, so I'll call you. I got a daughter too, so I completely understand."

He didn't address the matter right away, although we suspected the mea culpa was coming after Leno, in introducing The Soloist star, said Foxx "does one of the best portrayals of mental illness in this movie I have ever seen—I don't mean that in a bad way!"

Added band leader Kevin Eubanks: "Jamie's catchin' it these days! Jamie can't do nothing right these days."

(Originally published on April 14, 2009, at 9:24 p.m. PT)

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