Remember that time Miley Cyrus twerked all over Robin Thicke and the VMAs stage? Of course you do — it was only one of the biggest and most controversial performances of the year.
A lot of folks — celebrities included — offered their thoughts on what was Miley’s bootylicious signature move at the time, including “Don’t” crooner Ed Sheeran. He made some not-so-nice comments, including one calling Miley a stripper.
It was in September of last year that Sheeran said in an interview, “I think she’s got an amazing voice. I just think she’s packaged the wrong way… When I first heard ‘Wrecking Ball,’ I thought it was a brilliant song, but the video distracts too much from it.”
“I think encouraging young people to twerk might be a bad thing,” he continued. “It’s a stripper’s move. If I had a daughter of nine, I wouldn’t want her twerking.”
Predictably, Cyrus wasn’t stoked about the backhanded compliment.
But now, Sheeran is taking back some of his words — he says he didn’t mean to offend anyone and, to be honest, the name he’s calling himself is a little worse than “stripper.”
“I was a bit of a c***,” Sheeran said in a recent interview with The Sun. “I do feel bad about it as I’d be f***ing livid if someone said that about me. My general point was I wanted her to sing the songs so people could see what an amazing artist she is. I just worded it wrong.”
And it looks like Sheeran is really, really sorry, because he said almost the same thing in a recent radio interview.
“I said [something] along the lines of, ‘Your voice is amazing, your songs are amazing, just stop twerking.’ I didn’t say it in the nicest way and I do genuinely love her music and think her voice is great,” he confessed. “I don’t really know what to do. I’ll find a way to [apologize].”
Aww. Here’s hoping Miley can find it in her heart to forgive him.