November 30, 2012 07:50 AM by Donna W. Martin
Recently, we learned that former American Idol judge; Steven Tyler slammed the on-set fighting between new Idol judges, Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj. “If it was Bob Dylan,” Tyler said regarding the Carey, Minaj feud, “Nicki Minaj would have had him sent to the cornfield.” Well, needless to say, Tyler’s comment rubbed Minaj the wrong way and she later took to Twitter calling Aerosmith frontman’s comment racist. And now, Tyler sets the record straight and apologizes to Minaj.
According to MTV, Tyler told eTalk, a Canadian entertainment show, “I apologize if it was taken wrong, Nicki. But I am the farthest thing from [being a racist]… I am the last thing on the planet as far as being a racist,” Tyler said. “I don’t know where she got that out of me saying I’m not sure how she would have judged Bob Dylan.”
Tyler went on to say that, the Bob Dylan jab was not racially motivated in any way and that he simply meant, “If Bob Dylan came on the show, he would have been thrown off.” Tyler added, “Maybe I spoke out of turn, but a racist I’m not, Nicki.”
During Tyler’s slam of the Carey, Minaj feud, he told MTV News, “They need a manager to say shut the f*uck up and give the [contestants] your opinion.” That is their job after all, right? Judge the contestant’s performances instead of duking it out diva style.
What do you think about Steven Tyler’s Bob Dylan comment? Do you think his comment was meant to sound like a racial slur? Or do you think Nicki Minaj is being overly sensitive and completely over-reacting? We know you have an opinion and we’d love to hear it, so post a comment below and tell us all about it.
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