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Nicki Minaj vs Steven Tyler

Steven Tyler, along with the rest of the world, has been keeping up with the ongoing drama from the judges in the upcoming season of American Idol...being a past judge Steven Tyler spoke out and said the following

“They should have something going on, which is called ‘camaraderie.’ 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 f— is that all about?

“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 f— up, and just give them your opinion. These kids, 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!”

Of course Nicki Minaj overreacted and popped off on Twitter saying the following.

“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.

“You assume that I wouldn’t have liked Bob Dylan??? why? black? rapper? what? go f— yourself and worry about yourself babe. 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.

“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”

Steven Tyler has responded with the following stately dismissing the accusation that he is racist.

“I apologize if it was taken wrong, Nicki … but I am the farthest from [being a racist].”

“I am the last thing on this planet as far as being a racist. I don’t know where she got that out of me saying I’m not sure how she would’ve judged Bob Dylan.”

And there you have it. Seems like it was more of a misunderstanding than anything else.

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