When Having An Opinion Goes Wrong: Steven Tyler Apologizes To Nicki For “Idol” Diss

November 29, 2012  |  


We told you earlier this week about the random beef that was created between former “American Idol” judge and legendary Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler and current “American Idol” judge and hip-hop diva Nicki Minaj. When asked what he thought about the new slew of judges, which includes the Nickster, Tyler commented on the fact that he didn’t think those on the panel would work to bring out the best in their contestants, and in the process, decided to call out Nicki of all people specifically:

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, even though he was “just saying,” Minaj was HEATED. She went on to have a full-on Twitter rant, where she claimed that him assuming she wouldn’t like a Bob Dylan type of performer, even though no one really has seen her judge the talent yet, was racist.

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

And to say Tyler started to feel the heat might be the understatement of the year, because according to MTV, he surprisingly decided to apologize for his comments on the Canadian entertainment talk show, eTalk. Or to be more clear, he decided to apologize for the fact that she took them to heart so easily, and took the comments so left:

I apologize if it was taken wrong, Nicki. But I am the farthest thing 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 have judged Bob Dylan. Maybe I spoke out of turn. But a racist I’m not, Nicki.

Well didn’t that situation spin out of control fast or what? And it’s definitely interesting how serious his tone changed when responding to her comments, but I’m sure that there’s nothing more jarring to someone like Steven Tyler than to have a black woman with a lot of power and a huge fan base put out into the universe that he might be a racist. Hopefully this whole drama is dead, and that not only will other celebrities stop trying to nitpick at this girl (because like it or not, “Idol” did give her the job), but that she’ll try not to be so sensitive in the future. Just saying *in a Steven Tyler voice*


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