Dallas Austin Apologizes For "Fucking For Beats" Statement

posted March 21, 2007 12:21:30 PM CDT | 24 comments

Producer Dallas Austin is now trying to make friends. Austin gave a public apology Mar. 20 in the Atlanta Journal Constitution to both Christina Aguilera and Joss Stone.

"Every action generates an equal and opposite reaction. My statement about Christina Aguilera and Joss Stone was a reaction to an incident I care not to discuss in any forum, and while I may have felt justified, I do owe an apology to Christina, Joss and their families."

Austin recently blasted the two in a video interview where he stated that both the singers have sex in exchange for song tracks.

"The comments I made about Christina Aguilera and Joss Stone were purely an act of retaliation not of malice or cruel intent," Austin said. "As we all have our boiling points, I sincerely apologize as this is not my character nor should I have let anyone's actions push me to this limit. I have let my family, friends, employees and business associates down with my actions."

Austin went on to say that he has since removed part 1 and 2 of the interview from all media outlets.

"All content and any malicious statements that were in my control have been removed from outlets that may have posted this. Please accept this as my formal statement and apology to all parties involved," Austin said.

Reported By: Amanda Koger

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