3. Nicki and Steven Butt Heads
And as if her stint on American Idol wasn’t enough of a disaster, Minaj and former judge Steven Tyler have had their own share of run-ins. The Aerosmith frontman criticized Minaj after word of the Mariah Carey feud spread. He then followed those comments up with a few jabs at Minaj’s ability to judge talent:
“You just have to give 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. 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.”
Surprisingly, Barbie didn’t take the criticism well:
“You assume that I wouldn’t have liked Bob Dylan??? why? black? rapper? what? go f**k yourself and worry about yourself babe.”
Easy, chief. Not sure Tyler meant it in that way, but that clearly didn’t stop Ms. Minaj.