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Steven Tyler

I'm NOT a Racist!

11/28/2012 10:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Steven Tyler says Nicki Minaj is dead wrong ... he's not a racist ... and has now issued an Angus T. Jones-style quasi-apology for the controversial comments he made about the new "American Idol" judge. 

Minaj had publicly unloaded on Tyler ... after the Aerosmith singer insinuated Nicki doesn't appreciate rock music and "would have sent [Bob Dylan] to the cornfield" if he had appeared on the show.

Nicki fired back on Twitter, "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."

But yesterday, Tyler finally explained himself on the Canadian talk show, "eTalk," saying, "I apologize if it was taken wrong, Nicki ... but I am the farthest from [being a racist]."

He added, "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 if Nicki has accepted the "apology."

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vienna    

Pull the racist card whenever it suits you Nicki!!! I am sick of you too

658 days ago
167.

Annabellina    

Nicki Minaj is racist - against white people. She is rough and has an appalling attitude. She is unprofessional and doesn't appreciate the job that she has been given. She takes it all for granted and thoroughly enjoys bullying people. Nicki Minaj is a "bear with very little brain". Nicki Minaj spends most of her time wasting other people's time and is a typical "nancy no friends".

658 days ago
168.

Alsi    

A pet peeve of mine, is when people pull the race card. This has nothing to do with race, you talentless hack. You devalue the very real issue of racisim in this country when you call everything and anything racist. If Randay had said this, would she have hurld that insult on him. And sadly thats how she really is using the term -- as an insult. Not a description of horrible values in a person. But as a way to insult someone. She should be ashame of herself. MLK would not be happy that his fight and the fight of his generation (in particular) would result in such uneducated, self-absorbed, delusional, children. She should go read up on her history. Or at the very least watch Roots, because asking her to read and understand history might be too much for her.

658 days ago
169.

Gintovar9909    

Can't stand nicki minaj!

658 days ago
170.

lovetogutyou    

Sick of that ugly bitch

658 days ago
171.

Ummmm    

He probably was referring to the fact that she is young, and that her music sucks!!! If she thinks her music is good she probably wouldn't like Bob Dylan...she can rap fast but her lyrics are crap. Seems like she is always trying to fight someone too. PUH-----LEEEEZEEEEEE

658 days ago
172.

SuperNikki85    

Go f*** yourself Nicki! Your 15 minutes are about over!

658 days ago
173.

jayman419    

She couldn't come up with anything to say regarding the dispute, so she played the race card.
There's a reason I don't watch American Idol. Several reasons, in fact.

658 days ago
174.

KVchicago    

Oh SHUT UP U IDIOT nicki! Wah wah wah..lets just throw the race card in there...really? It's a difference in music and style..NOT your skin...Folks stops with crying race...YOU ARE THE ONLY ONES WHO MAKE IT AN ISSUE!!!! P.S...when u stop calling people the "N" word...others will

658 days ago
175.

Noelle    

I am so confused as to why she thought that was racist. Way too sensitive little girl. You need to relax and save the "R" word for when someone really does offend you so you're not crying wolf all the time. Just because he does not agree with our you're 'judging', that does make him a racist. I get the feeling Steven Tyler is far from racist and really couldn't care that you're black so get over yourself.

658 days ago
176.

Noelle    

Noelle: 9 minutes ago I agree...if he was racist perhaps he would have said cotton field instead of corn! i feel he was just simply saying to be a judge you should be open to all types of music & i agree. Her comment made her sound childish, very stupid, uneducated and racist herself! However, i think im more angry at tyler for saying sorry!

658 days ago
177.

Ohokay    

Who gives a ****! Both should be shot in the head on live tv!!!

658 days ago
178.

African Prince    

judging by the comments posted here clearly the majority are white pigs....f#@k you crackers.....lazy bastards!!!

658 days ago
179.

vcpitts2    

She is the kind of person who would call a dog racist if it peed on a tree. That kind of person doesn't deserve an apology, except for her goofy hair and fake English accent. She's the racist here.

658 days ago
180.

JAMES LAKOVISH    

why shoul steve care what this bleached head of air thinks he is

658 days ago
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