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Steven Tyler is racist—this according to Nicki Minaj.

Tyler stepped into shaky territory when he criticized the new batch of American Idol judges, which includes the “Freedom” rapper. The legendary rocker foolishly predicted that Minaj would likely send Bob Dylan back to “the cornfield” if he were to audition for the show, and the quip didn’t go over well.

Speaking to MTV News, the clearly bitter judge who left the show (a decision which may have been made by producers and not Tyler) laid a silly stereotype upon the Young Money front woman. “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.”

Tyler also made reference to the tension between Minaj and fellow judge, Mariah Carey. “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.’”

Minaj responded to his utter nonsense via Twitter. “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,” she wrote. “You assume that I wouldn’t have liked Bob Dylan??? Why? Black? Rapper? What? Go f-ck yourself and worry about yourself babe. 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.”

Then she took a page out of Donald Trump’s book of arguments, essentially calling Tyler a total failure.  “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 net judge.”

Tyler is out of his mind, so anything he says shouldn’t even be relevant, but that doesn’t bar him backlash for making said comments.  Do you agree with Minaj, was he being racist?



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