Nicki Minaj Accuses Steven Tyler Of Racism
American Idol judge lashes out at predecessor after criticism...
The new Idol judge went off the deep end after Aerosmith star Tyler was quoted by MTV News as questioning her ability to spot talent.
He had told us: "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 [Idol season 11 winner] Phillip Phillips. Just saying."
And the famously forthright Nicki didn't mince her words when she replied.
She 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!
"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 f**k yourself and worry about yourself, babe.
"When Steven [first] went on Idol he was ridiculed by his peers and fans alike. Called a sell out. So what does he do? Ridicule the next judge."
Tyler had also criticised Minaj and her fellow new recruit Mariah Carey for their now-infamous on-set shouting match.
He said: "[The judges] should have something going on so thick and beautiful that they can lay it over the new talent that's trying to birth itself.
"[Idol] needs to be judged by people that [are] honest, true, that have the 'it' factor. Not the 'it' factor because they can fight. [What] the f**k is that all about?"