Tragic Black Female Rapper Stereotype: Nicki Minaj Calls Steven Tyler’s “Idol” Criticism Of Her Racist

November 27, 2012  |  


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…


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  • ruby

    Personally I got the impression that the judges on American Idol were very talented people who have some type accomplishment as for as working in the entertainment industry so I guess my point is why in the hell would anyone appoint Nicki Minaj as a judge. I mean really who can understand what is coming out of mouth I think American Idol will lose its ratings because of garbage like her and the contestant who’s looking to be discovered will be the ones who will suffer.

  • scandalous7

    I just cant with Nicki’s antics anymore. Your the one making black people look back and you cry out racist every 5 seconds. Get real Nicki, I am starting to really hate your a$$

  • She went to far!!!!!!

  • Trinidadian

    still awaiting on the explanation for casting nicki manaj as a talent judge. when we settle that we’ll get to this.. next week on ghetto bird news…

  • Trinidadian

    still awaiting on the explanation for casting nicki manaj as a talent judge. when we settle that we’ll get to this.. next week on ghetto bird news…

  • York

    Is she doing white lines in the bathroom???? Girl, STOP. Learn how to take some criticism or get out the game!

  • I loathe Nikki MInaj so………..

  • Meyaka

    Bob Dylan is from the country hence “Cornfield”,Nikki YOU and those “taste the rainbow” wigs, and your ever lightening skin,and your annoying voice, i can’t take anything you say seriously,STOP EVERYTHING IMMEDIATELY .

  • ANTMilf

    I don’t find Steven’s criticism racist at all, Nicki is so gotdamn delusional and has been lately.

  • Please

    Cookie!!! STFU. You talk waaaay too much

  • Her pulling her race ace isnt going to make me or other black women like her. Isn’t she the one who said “N****r monkey, Perminator?” Yeah, ok chick. His reference was to Twilight Zone, not to race. I’m ready for her to be on TV ONE’s Life After. But people pander to this garbage, so she might be on Unsung.

  • realadulttalk

    I don’t think he came at her neck at all. What I took from that was that she is a person so quick to jump that she never stops to think. And how does she respond? By jumping and not thinking…thus proving his statement true. I’d say she’s over-sensitive due to what is currently going on in her career…not much.

  • get real

    Of course in MN true bed wench fashion you women attack the blk woman to defend this tranny looking white boy.

    • realadulttalk

      That sounded silly–are you one of those people who will back a black person no matter how wrong they are?

      • This fool STAY angry LOL. If we ain’t black women selling out to the slave master, then we hate other black women smdh

        • realadulttalk

          For his info–I hate everyone equally. Lol

    • beck0974

      A black woman who tries her best to not be seen as black with her identifying as Barbie. She could have identified as Christie doll (I had one growing up)….but noooo… she chose Barbie.

    • Jazmine

      If she acts a fool, then she should be called out for it. And this “black woman” wears blonde wigs and blue contacts, so what exactly about her is “black”? The fact that she spews the “N” word every chance she gets? Nothing about her speaks of black pride, NOTHING. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Being a “rapper” and using the word “n*gga” in all your songs doesn’t speak of any black pride AT ALL. So to me, she doesn’t deserve “defending” – she deserves a wake up call.

    • ANTMilf

      Not MN’s fault that she acts like a toddler in their terrible twos in the media! She should just ignore the criticism like the 29 year old adult that she supposed to be!

  • Candacey Doris

    Can she stop calling all criticism racist? Does she know the meaning of the word anymore? Did she ever? I can completely understand what he means about her behavior taking away from the show.

  • honest

    this people is what self destruction looks like…bye Nicole…she told Areo Smith to eff himself?…this girl is finish…when mainstream is through with her i hope she doesn’t think the minorities are taking her back because im sure not here for her music…Drake better hurry up and get out of Young Money that whole camp is self destructing he seems like the only one who can have a long career if he surrounds himself with the right ppl

    • mac

      lol her name’s not Nicole though.

  • Ladybug94

    What is she talking about? She’s an idiot. Nothing he said was racist and if she knew her history of music she would know Steven Tyler is not racist. uuugh. Tired of her to the 25th power.

    • Ladybug94

      Plus she has negative 0 talent.


    Use the ignore button…problem solved. Free publicity was the aim!!

  • Na Na

    When you don’t acknowledge people or comments they fail to exist! Where in the world is Nicki’s TEAM???? Why do they keep letting her rant and rave. I’m gonna give you a hint Nicki for free, because I get paid for this type of stuff. “Please choose your battles wisely. The snafu with Mariah gave you credibility as you were even important enough for Mariah to argue with. But as you continue to accept shots from any and everybody you don’t look like a victim, you become a target. Eff these people and responding to anything until this season of AI is almost over. Regain your power and control of YOUR career and please stop letting the backhanded irrelevant comments of the world bring sooner your demise as an artist.”

    There’s a fine line between a victim and a beyotch….you’re flirting.

    • Nikkita Michelle

      She must have the same team as Chris Brown, because neither one of them no when to be quiet.

      • pretty1908

        EXACTLY i can’t picture diana ross or michael jackson arguing with people over twitter but then again those two indiviudals are talented and had substance i digress

  • Cleo

    Ughh nicki go awayyyyy!! What the heck was she is even talking about, stop crying racism all the dang time. From what I see she is trying her hardest to identify with the “others” anyway.

  • Bren

    I didn’t get racism from Steven’s comments but I sure as hell got it from Nicki’s.

    • Suchalady

      She pulls this racist sh*t every single time someone rightfully gets at her and its really annoying. It’s also insulting to people who have actually been victims of racism. Onika stop and go away!

      • mac

        *sigh* haven’t y’all heard? If you make a less than favorable comment about Nicki Minaj you are a racist. Regardless of your own color. This is science.

  • meh

    I mean… if you play the role of sambo, expect to be treated that way.

    • Ladybug94

      Nicki is obviously so ill informe about history in any form, he wouldn’t even know who Sambo is.

    • Lulu


  • Janice

    I think the Idol producers made a terrible mistake by hiring Minaj as a judge. She does not have the cred to be a judge, her antics are too distracting, and she is always on “ready set go”. Just because you sell a lot of records does not mean you have talent. I am sure the Idol Producers wish they had hired someone else instead of her. I give her one season.

    • TRUTH IS

      The producers knew what they were doing. Dont be fooled. Publicity stunt by Nicki Garbage to try get more viewers to watch the god forsaken show

    • honest

      Aretha Franklin offered to judge and they pick this trash…

  • She’s insecure because she knows she doesn’t have any real cred to be judging a “singing” competition. Her azz ain’t sang a note that wasn’t auto-tuned out of all traces of coming from an actual human. She at most should have been a guest host for . . . . .I dunno rap/auto-tuned chipmunk voice night.

    Nicki your insecurity is showing.

  • FabienneDesrameaux

    urg! I really cant with these racism rants coming from the very woman who calls herself a barbie, throws on blonde wigs and blue contacts. And she really still calls herself a rapper….the entertainment business is lost. Let my child come to me talking about he/she wants to be a rapper or singer I will be laying hands and pouring anointing oil to be sure that never happens.

    • honest

      yasss to everything you said!!!

    • Meyaka

      are you french? also you are on point with everything.

      • FabienneDesrameaux

        No I’m very haitian but my name is french

        • honest

          Me Too!! sak ap fet!!

        • Meyaka

          Oh that’s why I recognized it, I speak French and my best friend is Haitian her last name is Joseph.