I’m not entirely sure why Steven Tyler has been displaying Lil’ Kim- like levels of bitterness towards Nicki Minaj, but he has done it again. Speaking with MTV News, the former American Idol judge discusses his replacement judge’s abilities in some noticeably prejudicial terms.
“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,’ ” Tyler said. “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.”
In response, Minaj said via Twitter:
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 fuck yourself and worry about yourself babe.