‘Idol’s’ Nicki Minaj Calls Steven Tyler’s Criticisms ‘Racist’

Nicki Minaj on 'American Idol' (Photo: Fox)

New “American Idol” judge Nicki Minaj has made tabloid headlines for an alleged feud with fellow rookie judge Mariah Carey. Now, she is involved in another one, this time with outgoing personalitySteven Tyler.

Tyler appeared on MTV News and had some harsh words for the new “Idol” crew. He told the program that “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,” the Aerosmith lead singer told MTV News Monday, according to Deadline.

Minaj took issue with the attack, posting on her Twitter account that “Steven Tyler said I would have sent Bob Dylan to a cornfield??? Steven, you haven’t seen me judge one single solitary contestant yet!” and later writing, “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 sums up her feelings on the situation with a suggestion for the Aerosmith singer.

“You assume that I wouldn’t have liked Bob Dylan??? why? black? rapper? what? go f*** yourself and worry about yourself babe.”

Minaj also joins country star Keith Urban and long-term judge Randy Jackson at the judges table this season.

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