Nicki Minaj Responds To Steven Tyler's Criticism, Says He Made "Racist" Comments
Nicki Minaj also says Steven Tyler's upset about no longer being on "American Idol" and adds that she will get him a shirt that reads, "No Coloreds Allowed."
As a judge on American Idol, Nicki Minaj has already faced some criticism from a fellow judge in Mariah Carey. Now, she is responding to criticism from a former judge, Steven Tyler. During an interview with MTV, Tyler had comments about the current judges that Minaj was offended by.
"I know that they've got something going on on the judges' panel, [and] it shouldn't be that, it should be just the opposite: They should have something going on, which is called 'camaraderie,'" Tyler said. "They should have something going on so thick and beautiful that they can lay it over the new talent that's trying to birth itself. It needs to be birthed, not judged by 'entertainment' factors, it needs to be judged by people that [are] honest, true, that have the 'it' factor. Not the 'it' factor because they can fight. The fuck is that all about?"
He also went on to add more.
"If it was Bob Dylan, Nicki Minaj would have had him sent to the cornfield! Whereas, if it was Bob Dylan with us, we would have brought the best of him out, as we did with Phillip Phillips. Just saying."
Minaj was not pleased with these comments. In a few statements on her Twitter account, Minaj countered Tyler's remarks by saying that he made racist comments.
Steven Tyler said I would have sent Bob Dylan to a cornfield??? Steven, you haven't seen me judge one single solitary contestant yet!— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) November 26, 2012
I understand you really wanted to keep your job but take that up with the producers. I haven't done anything to you. That's a racist comment— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) November 26, 2012
You assume that I wouldn't have liked Bob Dylan??? why? black? rapper? what? go fuck yourself and worry about yourself babe.— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) November 26, 2012
LOL lets make him a shirt that says "No Coloreds Allowed" then escort him down 2 Barbara Walters so he can tell how he was threatened w/guns— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) November 26, 2012