He previously accused Nicki Minaj of being a bad “American Idol” judge and noted that she would have sent Bob Dylan ‘to the cornfield’ if he’d auditioned for her, and now Steven Tyler has seen the error of his words.
The Aerosmith frontman/former “Idol” judge told press he didn’t mean his comments to be hurtful and nothing about it was racist, as she had subsequently indicated.
Tyler explained, “I apologize if it was taken wrong, Nicki. But I am the farthest from [being a racist]. I am the last thing on this planet as far as being a racist. I don’t know where she got that out of me saying I’m not sure how she would’ve judged Bob Dylan.”
Earlier this week, Minaj fired off some heated remarks- “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*** yourself and worry about yourself babe.”