Nicki Minaj is never one to keep quiet, especially when there’s a feud brewing. Steven Tyler recently spoke out about the relationships between the new judging panel and the lack of ‘camaraderie’, saying in an interview with MTV, “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 ['Idol' contestant] Phillip Phillips.”
Tyler was an Idol judge, along with Randy Jackson and Jennifer Lopez, and he left after two seasons. The new judging panel now consists of Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey, Keith Urban, and Randy Jackson.
Tyler continued, saying, “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.”
Minaj took to her twitter to reply, saying in a series of tweets, “Steven Tyler said I would have sent Bob Dylan to a cornfield??? Steven, you haven’t seen me judge one single solitary contestant yet! You assume that I wouldn’t have liked Bob Dylan??? why? black? rapper? what? go fuck yourself and worry about yourself babe. 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. 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.”