Nicki Minaj to Steven Tyler: You're Racist

Posted Tuesday November 27, 2012 11:30 AM GMT

A battle of words has heated up between Nicki Minaj and former "American Idol" judge Steven Tyler.

In an interview with MTV News, the Aerosmith front man criticized the lack of camaraderie among the new "Idol" judges, saying that the relationship between Minaj and Mariah Carey will take the spotlight off of potential talent.

“They should have something going on so thick and beautiful that they can lay it over the new talent that’s trying to birth itself. 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 Phillip Phillips. Just saying,” Tyler told MTV.

Angered by his comments, the Pink Friday songstress fired back on Twitter. “Steven Tyler said I would have sent Bob Dylan to a cornfield???” wrote the rapper. “Steven, you haven’t seen me judge one single solitary contestant yet!"

She went on to tweet, “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.” and “You assume that I wouldn’t have liked Bob Dylan??? why? black? rapper? what? go f*ck yourself and worry about yourself babe."

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