Idol feud: Nicki Minaj slams Steven Tyler after 'racist' comment

Nicki Minaj (left) and Steven Tyler (right).
Nicki Minaj (left) and Steven Tyler (right).
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Nicki Minaj has retaliated on Twitter to comments that former American Idol judge Steven Tyler made about her new role on the show.

"If it was Bob Dylan, Nicki Minaj would have had him sent to the cornfield," Steven told MTV News.

"Whereas, if it was Bob Dylan with us, we would have brought the best of him out, as we did with [Idol contestant] Phillip Phillips. Just saying."

The 29-year-old rapper took to Twitter in response.

"Steven Tyler would have sent me to a cornfield?" she tweeted. "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."

Nicki took the comment personally, accusing the Aerosmith frontman of a personal attack on her ethnicity.

"You assume I wouldn't have liked Bob Dylan?" she posted on Twitter. "Why? Black? Rapper? What? Go f--- yourself and worry about yourself babe."

"LOL. Let's make him a shirt that says 'No coloureds allowed', then escort him down to Barbara Walters so he can tell how he was threatened with guns."

Pretty brutal accusations there, Nicki.

But that’s not all. She went on to call Steve a "sell-out".

"When Steven first went on Idol," she tweeted. "He was ridiculed by his peers and fans alike. Called a sell-out. So what does he do? Ridicule the next judge."

Steven and Jennifer Lopez left the show after two seasons before Nicki joined the panel with , Mariah Carey and Randy Jackson.


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