Steven Tyler on 'Idol' Show Me the Money!

8/13/2010 11:15 AM PDT

Steven Tyler on 'American Idol' -- Show Me the Money!

Steven Tyler is playing a little bit of hardball with "American Idol" execs -- saying they better "lay out the bread" if they want him to come on board.

Less than two weeks ago, the Aerosmith singer proclaimed "I'm doing it" when asked if he was gonna be on "Idol." But yesterday in New York, he seemed to be playing coy when asked whether he was going to take the gig.

We smell a negotiation ploy!