Nicki Minaj Goes After Steven Tyler on Twitter for 'Racist Comment'
One-way war of words on Twitter turns ugly
Poor Nicki Minaj can't seem to get along with "American Idol" judges, past or present. Since her catfight with Mariah Carey, which may or may not have ended with Nicki threatening to pull a gun on Carey, things had been quiet in Idol-land. That is until former "Idol" judge Steven Tyler chimed in with his two cents about Minaj's judging ability.
“You just have to give your opinion. It wasn’t hard for me, but I would imagine it’s hard for some people, and they need a manager to say ‘Shut the f*** up, and just give them your opinion,” Tyler told MTV News. “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.”
It didn’t take long for Minaj to respond. She sent out a series of angry tweets directed at Tyler to her 15 million followers.
“I understand you really wanted to keep your job but take that up with the producers,” she wrote. “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.”
Not content to just call Tyler's comment racist, Minaj continued on the offensive, referencing her earlier feud with Carey and the part played by Barbara Walters.
“LOL lets make him a shirt that says ‘No Coloreds Allowed’ then escort him down 2 Barbara Walters so he can tell how he was threatened w/guns,” she tweeted.
Yes, really. This happened.