Nicki Minaj, pictured above last week at the Elvis Duran Z100 Morning Show, took to her Twitter account on Monday night (November 26) to respond to recent remarks made by former ‘American Idol’ judge Steven Tyler about the new judges’ ability to nurture new talent.
“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,” he told MTV. “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.”
Oxtails Onika was less diplomatic in her reaction, launching into a torrent of tweets that ended with her calling Tyler a racist.
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“Steven Tyler said I would have sent Bob Dylan to a cornfield???,” she posted on Twitter. “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 fuck yourself and worry about yourself babe.”
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