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Steven Tyler has apologized to Nicki Minaj for his comments regarding her judging ability on American Idol. As previously reported, Tyler said that Nicki "would have sent [Bob Dylan] to the cornfield" if he had appeared on the show -- insinuating that she doesn't know much about rock music. In true Nicki fashion, the rap diva responded on Twitter, saying, "That's a racist comment. You assume that I wouldn't have liked Bob Dylan??? why? black? rapper? what? go f*** yourself and worry about yourself babe."


According to, Tyler responded on Canadian show eTalk, saying, "I apologize if it was taken wrong, Nicki . . . but I am the farthest from [being a racist]. I am the last thing on this planet as far as being a racist. I don't know where she got that out of me saying I'm not sure how she would've judged Bob Dylan."

Nicki hasn't responded yet.

  • In other news, Nicki's re-release The Re-Up has moved 36,000 copies the first week out.


  • Were Steven's comments racist?
  • Is he wrong for judging Nicki before even seeing her judge?
  • Should he have apologized or stood by his comments?


  • champhf on writes: "He is not racist he just listened to her album...!!! straight trash."
  • olivia on writes: "He's not feeding into this childish mess that she's trying to drag him in to. He's a grown man who does not entertain twitter rants and takes the high road."
  • The Duke on writes: "Perhaps not, but he's still a flamin fool himself. With his old wash up a**. Who is he to tell anyone how they would react to a certain genre of music. And I am old enough to have listened to AeroSmith when they were decent. He's not that good anyway, wayyyy overrated when compared to other classic rock groups of the time!"

Read more at Ultimate Classic RockRolling Stone and TMZ

Read original article at Ultimate Classic RockNoisecreep and Rolling Stone

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