On the red carpet at the Grammy Awards, the singer ranted about current pop culture — but it was obvious he was talking about Miley Cyrus.
“Twerking is what strippers do. It’s a fact. If you go to a strip club, not that I go to strip clubs, but if you go to a strip club, they twerk. You shouldn’t be encouraging little kids to twerk. If I had a daughter of mine, I wouldn’t want her twerking,” Sheeran said at the time. “When I first heard ‘Wrecking Ball,’ I thought it was a brilliant song. But the video distracts too much from it.”
But it turns out Sheeran didn’t exactly mean everything he said and he has admitted the rant is a bit of a drunken regret. He spoke with Howard Stern Monday and may have come as close to apologizing as he ever will.
“There was a thing that happened around a year ago involving Miley Cyrus. I was at an after-party at the Grammys, had a bit [to drink] and there was a red carpet at this after-party,” he explained, according to Yahoo UK. “I just had a bit of a rant, which I didn’t really mean. I woke up the next morning and got this anxiety thing.”
Sheeran added that someday he will find the right way to apologize for everything he said.
Even though Cyrus never said anything in response to Sheeran, her attitude at the MTV Video Music Awards this year may be evidence enough of how she feels. As Sheeran won his VMA, Cyrus was in the crowd, not smiling and not clapping. But Sheeran said that was probably only because he doesn’t know the “Wrecking Ball” singer.
It looks like the ball is now in Miley Cyrus’ court. Let’s just hope this time she doesn’t go swinging on it.