Nick Minaj got upset when Steven Tyler was asked by MTV what he thought of her fued with Mariah Carey.... The former judge had a whole lot to say about her....
"I know that they've got something going on on the judges' panel, [and] it shouldn't be that, it should be just the opposite: They should have something going on, which is called 'camaraderie,'
"They should have something going on so thick and beautiful that they can lay it over the new talent that's trying to birth itself. It
needs to be birthed, not judged by 'entertainment' factors. It needs to be judged by people that [are] honest, true, that have the 'it' factor. Not the 'it' factor because they can fight. The f--- is that all about?"
He continued to talk about the show's mission...
"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,'..........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! 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."
Nicki was set off by Steven's interview because after she caught wind of what he said, she fired back furiously on her Twitter page..... Labeling him as a racist...
"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--k yourself and worry about yourself babe."
OH, but she wasn't done there. Nicki even brought Barbara Walters, who she also had an issue with, into the fight....
"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"
"When Steven 1st went on Idol he was ridiculed by his peers & fans alike. Called a sell out. So what does he do? Ridicule the next judge."
Think Steven's comments were racist as Nicki suggests?.... Or was he implying that Nicki wouldn't even respect a legend like Bob Dylan if he were a judge on the show??
Who's side are YOU on?