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Radiohead Respond To Miley Cyrus and Kanye West's Post-Snub Tantrums

March 12, 2009 6:32 PM ET

We'll be honest, we kind of expected both Miley Cyrus' and Kanye West's feuds with Radiohead over backstage snubbings to just fade away considering Thom Yorke and friends aren't usually ones to stir the pot. We were wrong, however: Yorke took the band's Dead Air Space blog to issue one last parting jab before the band embarks to South America. "Wish us all a safe journey if you still like us and you're not one of those people i have managed to offend by doing nothing xx," Yorke wrote.

Both Cyrus and West publicly complained that Radiohead ignored them backstage at the Grammys. West was so hurt that he "sat the fuck down," as Kanye said on VH1's Storytellers when Radiohead took the stage to perform "15 Step" with the USC Marching Band. Meanwhile Cyrus threatened to "ruin" Radiohead for refusing to meet with her backstage. Surprisingly, the In Rainbows quintet issued a statement to Us Weekly, saying, "When Miley grows up, she'll learn not to have such a sense of entitlement." Unfortunately for Miley, the statement did not come with a definition for the word "entitlement." UPDATE: According to Pitchfork, it was the band's publicist, not Radiohead, who issued the statement to Us. "The band? That is inaccurate. I'm the one who said that," Steve Martin wrote to the music blog.

Cyrus dragged Radiohead's name through the mud last week when she went on the radio to complain about the band's snub. "They're like, my rock god. I am obsessed with them. This is the only person I would probably cry over. I would cry," Miley said. And cry Miley did after a rep for Radiohead told Cyrus' people that when it comes to meeting people, "We don't really do that." If Cyrus sticks to her promise to "ruin" Radiohead, she'll have to act quickly: Radiohead plans to hit the studio and go out on tour this summer.

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