Steven Tyler wants to make amends for comments he made that Nicki Minaj deemed racist.
“I apologize if it was taken wrong, Nicki,” Tyler told Canadian entertainment show eTalk. “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.”
The drama started on Monday (Nov. 26), when Minaj launched into a rant on her Twitter account and alleged that Tyler was racist for insinuating that as a talent judge— perhaps because she was a black rapper, and not a white rocker like him— she would not be able to find the talent in a folk singer like Bob Dylan.
"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!" Tyler told MTV News last week. "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.”
Which she took the wrong way, apparently.
"You assume that I wouldn't have liked Bob Dylan??? why? black? rapper? what? go fuck yourself and worry about yourself babe," she wrote on Twitter.
She continued: "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."
Then she took a dig at Mariah Carey. "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 wrote.
"Maybe I spoke out of turn," Tyler said Tuesday. "But a racist I'm not, Nicki."
Ask Run DMC.
[via NY Daily News]