Tragic Black Female Rapper Stereotype: Nicki Minaj Calls Steven Tyler’s “Idol” Criticism Of Her Racist
Another week, and sadly it seems that Nicki Minaj has found herself in a beef with another public figure. I tell you, ever since Nicki joined “American Idol,” it’s like she keeps sharing these Twitter rants with the world and the critics of her are coming out of the woods.
Steven Tyler, frontman of legendary group Aerosmith and a former “American Idol” host during the boring Randy Jackson and Jennifer Lopez years sat down with MTV News and was asked about what he thought of all the controversy surrounding the newest judges on “Idol.” He felt like it takes away from the point of the show–to help find and cultivate the talents of ambitious singers looking for their big break. As he told MTV News:
“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.’ 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?”
And what Tyler had to say made a lot of sense, as all the drama from a few months back was a distracting mess. However, things went a bit left when Tyler commented on the fact that I assume he felt like with himself, Lopez and Jackson as judges, they found the best talent and also brought the best out of the contestants. However, this time around, he doesn’t think the new judges will work to bring out the best in the contestants. He specifically came for the Nickster:
“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! 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.”
Well, Nicki didn’t take too kindly to these comments when she found out, and she gave Tyler a piece of her mind via a barrage of Tweets for assuming that she doesn’t know Bob Dylan or wouldn’t like someone with his talents, and blamed it on the fact that she is a black rapper. She kindly told Tyler to go f**k himself:
Steven Tyler said I would have sent Bob Dylan to a cornfield??? 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 F**k yourself and worry about yourself babe.
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
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.
Well, there it is. I definitely think that Tyler unfairly came for Nicki’s head, and she does have a point about him claiming what she will and won’t do and like when he hasn’t even seen her judge anyone, so that’s not cool. But really, what’s up with the “Let’s get him a No Coloreds Allowed” shirt statement? Left much? I didn’t get that vibe from his comments, just a bit of shade. But if Nicki wants to respond to her critics, she needs to keep it short and simple like Rihanna and just tell these folks to “grow a d**k,” because the victim stance with the back to back Tweets isn’t really working. While I’m sure Nicki joined “Idol” to expand her fan base and make that nasty money, it seems that being on this judge’s table is doing her and her rep more harm than good, because every time we turn around she’s trying to defend herself from somebody. The mainstream isn’t as welcoming as she might have thought…