Nicki Minaj calls Steven Tyler a ‘racist’ in latest ‘Idol’ feud
Published: November 28, 2012 10:00AM
Updated: November 27, 2012 01:48PM
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Nicki Minaj took to Twitter Monday night to accuse Steven Tyler of directing a racist comment at her.

According to E! News, the Aerosmith frontman and former “American Idol” judge ridiculed the feud between current “Idol” judges Minaj and Mariah Carey, saying, “You just have to give your opinion. It wasn’t hard for me, but I would imagine it’s hard for some people, and they need a manager to say ‘shut the (expletive) up, and just give them your opinion.’

“These kids (contestants), they just got out of a car from the Midwest somewhere and they’re in New York City, they’re scared to death; you’re not going to get the best (out of them). … 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.”

Right, he was just saying. He gave his opinion, and the whole thing could end right there. Minaj would take his words to heart, bake Mariah Carey a pie, and swear on a stack of pink, fur-trimmed Bibles that everyone would get along from now on.

Or not.

“Steven Tyler said I would have sent Bob Dylan to a cornfield???,” she posted on Twitter. “Steven, you haven’t seen me judge one single solitary contestant yet. 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. You assume that I wouldn’t have liked Bob Dylan??? why? black? rapper? what? go (expletive) yourself and worry about yourself babe.”

I imagine no one has called Steven Tyler “babe” since people still had to get up to change the TV channel.

Minaj continued: “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,” she said, referring to her feud with Carey. “When Steven 1st went on Idol he was ridiculed by his peers & fans alike. Called a sell out. So what does he do? Ridicule the next judge.”

Tyler hasn’t responded to any of Minaj’s tweets and Fox-TV had no comment on the matter.