In recent Hollywood news, NICKI MINAJ just accused STEVEN TYLER of being a racist during a volatile Twitter rant against the Aerosmith front man.
Nicki Minaj‘s crazy feud with fellow “American Idol” judge Mariah Carey-which may or may not have been staged to boost ratings for their show-has many other musicians bashing her, including British rapper Example, Stevie Nicks (who said she would’ve “strangled her to death if she were in Mariah‘s place), and now former “American Idol” judge Steven Tyler.
The 64-year-old rocker, who quit the show a few months ago to focus on Aerosmith’s new album, recently shared his thoughts on Nicki and Mariah‘s feud with MTV News:
“I know that they’ve got something going on on the judges’ panel, [and] it shouldn’t be that, it should be the opposite… They should have something going on, which is called ‘camaraderie.’”
Tyler then talked about how the new judges-specifically Minaj-did not seem fully equipped to guide the incoming “American Idol” contestants to reach the best of their abilities the way he and his fellow judges, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson, did in the last few seasons. He 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.”
When Nicki found out about Steven‘s interview, she immediately tweeted:
“Steven Tyler said I would have sent Bob Dylan to a cornfield??? Steven, you haven’t seen me judge one single solitary contestant yet!”
The “Starships” rapper continued:
“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”
Uh… how was that racist?
Nicki then wrote:
“You assume that I wouldn’t have liked Bob Dylan??? why? black? rapper? what? go fuck yourself and worry about yourself babe.”
Continuing her rant against what she took to be a racist statement by Steven, Nicki then made a reference to the incident where Mariah talked to Barbara Walters and told her that Nicki threatened to shoot her with a gun right after their big blow-up on set. She tweeted:
“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”
Finally, Nicki concluded her rant with one last parting shot against the former “Idol” judge:
“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.”
Whose side are you on?
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