Steven Tyler to Nicki Minaj: 'I'm no racist'
Rocker defends himself against current 'Idol' judge
Watch out, TV lovers. This is the week of the viral video.
First, Angus T. Jones lashed out at "Two and Half Men" on a religious video, then Rainn Wilson and Craig Robinson of "The Office" parodied him. Now, rocker and former "American Idol" judge, Steven Tyler, is taking the video baton, as it were, to explain why he's not a racist.
The video, which comes courtesy of Canadian talk show, eTalk, features Tyler defending himself against current "Idol" judge Nicki Minaj. The rapper accused Tyler of being a racist because he said she would kick Bob Dylan off the show if he were to audition today.
Upon hearing Tyler's assumptions about her appreciation of rock music, Minaj tweeted: "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."
Tyler, 64, was a little more eloquent but not especially remorseful when he told eTalk, "I apologize if it was taken wrong, Nicki ... But 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."
No word yet on if Minaj, 29, has accepted Tyler's video apology-explanation. Here's hoping, if she does or doesn't, that she skips the video route.
Sigh. Remember when the most controversial thing about "American Idol" was how tight Simon Cowell's T-shirts were? Yeah. Those were the days.
Season 12 of "American Idol" kicks off Wednesday, Jan. 16, on FOX.
I don't feel the remark was racist. I'm a Black female and i'm not a kiss **** Get a dictionary do u know what that is? Get the definition of racist stop acting like a dumb blonde oops ur or the color of the day can u spell Duh.I guest this is the last of American Idol.
Cheese and Rice people, quit playing the race card. It's getting frickin' old. My God I wore my hair very short so
I would not have to do comb over. In my end of town, it turns out that makes me a skinhead. I've never said this before but , black people or people of color are more racist than 99% of white people I have known in my life.
i dont like her.......shes far from being a role model for the younger generation...........i wont be watching "idol" this season.
She is totally whacked to construe Tyler's remarks as a racist remark... what a crazy world it is when almost any comment or statement made is heard through the perception that race is behind it. Really bizzare of her to see it in this light...
She needs to go away....she is just jeolous because in a couple years no one will care about her and her stupid music. However, Aerosmith will live on forever. My parents listened to them, I listened to them and now my children do. Can you say that about her.
Minaj is a racist. Only a racist would think that way. Not to mentioned she is untalented, ugly and has zero class.