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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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blondiepie    

interview with Bob Dylan Tami http://youtu.be/IqvvOD4bdRs

602 days ago
182.

henry crinkle     

please just kill yourself already nicki.... please.

602 days ago
183.

Ashlee    

in ******s inferiority complex and they constantly translating dispute with white people in racism haha

602 days ago
184.

Ashlee    

in ******s inferiority complex and they constantly translating dispute with white people in racism haha

602 days ago
185.

Ashlee    

in nigqers inferiority complex and they constantly translating dispute with white people in racism haha

602 days ago
186.

News Flash     

Niki is drama, beat her up with your lips Steven.

602 days ago
187.

shar    

Well this girl is ridiculous looking anyway. I don't think she is a proud black especially with that horrible Blonde wig she wears. Please, blacks make fun of whites all the time... I think she is a witch.

602 days ago
188.

Criminy    

Are people still watching American Idol? I can't contemplate that. The Voice. X Factor. Sing Your Azz Off. There are too many better shows that don't attempt to get viewers by changing judges every three weeks.

602 days ago
189.

leslie    

IN TODAY'S WORLD WHERE YOU CAN BE CALLED A RACIST IF SOMEONE DOESN'T LIKE A COMMENT BY ANOTHER CONCERNING NOTHING OF IMPORTANCE THEY ARE IMMEDIATELY RACIST. BUT FAT F-------G WHITE B----" IS NOT A PROBLEM.NO ONE SEEMS TO REALIZE IT IS NOT THE RACE THEY MAY HAVE THEY SIMPLY DON;T LIKE A SONG, A PERFORMANCE, AN ATTITUDE OF BEING RUDE AND DISRESPECTFUL THAT OTHERS OBSERVE.

602 days ago
190.

Francis    

in ******s inferiority complex and they constantly translating dispute with white people in racism haha

602 days ago
191.

Jessica Christine    

Niki Minaj is such an idiot. And yea, she definitely would have said no to Bob Dylan because she's a complete dumb ass... and i dont know why she is a judge on american idol when she has ZERO talent. All she does is scream and sound like a retard!!

602 days ago
192.

John Hicks    

Nicki Minaj needs to shut the hell up with her stupidity and bull**** drama. Damn what she gonna do have an beef with the entire world. Get a life bitch!!!

602 days ago
193.

miss baldwin    

steven tyler is no racist he performed witj people of all races and im sure he got a lot of black friends niki shut up

602 days ago
194.

McSmack    

Want to see Ignorance In Action? Then keep reading some of these comments. I'm Black and even I know what Nicki said was B.S., especially given her track record so far. The season is still weeks away and she's created beefs with two artists who worse albums have probably outsold any album she has or will release. What sh-t is she going to pull once the season starts? It's pathetic she played the race card so don't worry White people, the vast majorityof Blacks don't buy any of her crap music at all and she'll be on the D-List (She's B-List right now) and on the "Where are they now" circut in 5 years.

602 days ago
195.

cogboy    

oh come on, steve! that's not flying. you did not say you didn't know how she would judge bob dylan. you stated that she would have "sent him to the conrfield." which does beg the question: what are you basing that on? so she does not get along with mariah carey. well, bro... you and joe perry have a long and well do***ented history of bickering, fighting and leaving aerosmith. your addictions certainly did not nurture the legacy of your incredibly outstanding band. still, that had nothing to do with your ability to appreciate good music. and let's not pretend that bob dylan would have made it past simon cowell!

it's fair to ask just when it was that you ever got the impression that nikki minaj is snarkier or more corrosive than simon. did you simply not notice when he was being rude? was it ok for the white guy to do it for a decade? do you understand that drama brings ratings? the point of having multiple judges is that they will probably disagree. the producers create these situations and minaj is bringing exactly what she was hired to brink. did you actually ever watch the show? have you seen minaj judge anyone. seems like you were the one sending people to the cornfield!

you are a legend and a major talent and not for one second would i imagine you are a racist. however, there is nothing lamer than "apologizing if." kind of makes dude look like a cracker...

602 days ago
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