Former American Idol judge says he’s no racist, wants Nicki to know that
Just recently, Steven Tyler, former American Idol judge, and Nicki Minaj, current American Idol judge, became engaged in a bitter war of words, with the rapper saying Tyler was a racist. The rocker has apologized.Check out his brief but heartfelt statement in the video above.
As he also explains, it all started from his remarking that Nicki wasn’t helping contestants by constantly fueling the feud with fellow judge Mariah Carey.
Such animosity wasn’t favorable to creativity, he said, and definitely not to contestants.
“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!” Tyler said.
Nicki Minaj immediately took offense, saying Steven was quick to judge her even though he hadn’t seen her do her job yet. She also said his remark came out of jealousy for being fired – and then branded it a “racist comment.”
“LOL lets make him a shirt that says ‘No Coloreds Allowed’ then escort him down 2 Barbara Walters so he tell how he was threatened w/ guns,” the rapper wrote on her Twitter.
According to Steve (above), Nicki is blowing this way out of proportion.