Nick Carter has apologised to singer Ashlee Simpson for making public the news that he only slept with her to get back at then girlfriend Paris Hilton for cheating on him.
The ‘Backstreet Boys’ singer called ‘American Idol’ host Ryan Seacrest’s Los Angeles radio show on Thursday, Oct 5, to tender a public apology to Simpson, after his brother Aaron let the cat out of the bag.
Carter told Seacrest that he never meant "to throw her under the bus in the whole entire situation".
He insisted that though he had wanted to keep the whole affair under wraps, he was sorry that his younger brother blurted it out.
"This was one of those things that I wanted to keep under wraps... and then my brother kind of let the cat out of the bag," Contactmusic quoted him, as saying.
And though Carter has a lot of regard for Simpson, he feels that Paris Hilton needs to “work her problem out”.
"Paris and her are two different people and Ashlee is a good person from what I know... and I'm not saying Paris is a bad person, but I'm saying she's got to work her problems out."
Simpson, in the meantime, has rubbished Carter's claims that the two had sex, and told MSN that she was “dying laughing” when she heard what he had said.
"No! That is so random. When I heard that, I was dying laughing," she said.