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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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46.

amazinglybored    

She's racist, and an idiot... and talentless, and annoying.

633 days ago
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aerofanELLIE    

Steven all your fans know you are not a racist and understood what you were saying. She clearly ran off at the mouth before takin a second to hear what you were sayin. You really had no need to apologize. Maybe she will take a lesson from you and show some class....doubt it. Love ya baby

633 days ago
48.

Big D    

Steven Tyler doesn't need to say anything to Nicki Minaj. He is a rock legend and Nicki on the other hand is a mediocre talent. Steven Tyler knows the in's and out's of the music business, he is a Singer-songwriter, musician, actor, multi-instrumentalist, rock GOD! Nicki knows how to give BJ's to the right people. Stupid bitch needs to know her roll and keep her thoughts to herself. Why do most blacks always think everything said is racist, F em

633 days ago
49.

jimi    

how come when no talent blacks get called out over their non talent they always play the race card? or it's the same " whites is holding us back " crap. how about being accountable for once

633 days ago
50.

Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

This "Nicki" person is a well-known imbecile, aside from being ugly as a pile of dung. Can't take anything she says seriously because she's so stupid ha ha.

633 days ago
51.

dri    

just like most blacks...take something out of context and then cry racism...phk minaj!

633 days ago
52.

LightJ    

Damn Nicki is such a childish f*cking c*nt. i can't stand black people who scream racist any chance they get. It's 2012 most people aren't and shouldn't be accused so. F*cking act like they went through slavery, it's so f*cking annoying. These are the types of people who give their race a bad name and allow others to continue stereotyping. Just stfu and go away you talentless ugly @ss clown.

633 days ago
53.

amys    

She really is stupid. There are more black racists than white these days. YOu can say hey white girl and nothing said but a white person can't say hey black girl. Face it bringing up the race card is getting old. I watch white comedians that joke about a lot of things and black comedians that say white people this white people that. Ugh DOUBLE STANDARD

633 days ago
54.

NotForYou    

This just proves what a "Stupid Hoe" she really is. S*** ain't racist just because you don't like it. And being a "rapper" (and I use that term VERY loosely) doesn't make you "gangsta." Nicki is just plain ignorant and it's ppl like that that give all black ppl a bad name.

633 days ago
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aerofanELLIE    

Steven all your fans know you are not a racist and understood what you were saying. She clearly ran off at the mouth before takin a second to hear what you were sayin. You really had no need to apologize. Maybe she will take a lesson from you and show some class....doubt it. Love ya baby

633 days ago
56.

JackSchit    

Well well - Ms. Minaj shows the depth of her integrity and maturity. So sad that she is so thin skinned and has to behave in such a low class way.

633 days ago
57.

Luvjaq    

Nikki made it about race.. Tyler merely said she wouldnt know unadulterated song writing with out the production kicks if it bit her in her big ole booty!

633 days ago
58.

Rex    

I just love all this racist talk. It has completely diminished the word completely - it means nothing now. You might as well call someone a "spoon". Love it.

633 days ago
59.

pinklemonade    

I NEVER would have apologized to that stupid ass clown!!!! Wish she would disappear and take her stupid facial expressions with her.

633 days ago
60.

Skip    

Of course Tyler's racist. He's white, isn't he (more or less)?

633 days ago
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