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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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Crackhead    

It looks like Nicki Minaj has a nasty, ghetto personality to go along with her nasty, ghetto looking face.

692 days ago
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3Storms    

Minaj is just a classless wild she-boon who acts like trash (I shouldn't say "acting because I doubt it's an act) and steps on toes, then bullies people around while depicting herself as the victim when she gets called out on it.
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In other words she's a typical democrat.

692 days ago
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Lynda Jones-owings    

I am a black women and I think Nicki Minaj is an idot; she has NO reason to be on the show and brings nothing to the table. Steven, I really, really think he is great. Nicki "IDOT" Minaj, get a life....................

The statement that Steven made had nothing to do with race. Where the hell did that come from?

692 days ago
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smileandshine    

Typical for Nicki she always seems to preoccupied with being an instigator, and a antagonist first poor Mariah being all chewed up by her .

692 days ago
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sayhi2karma    

Well that's the trend for the past 4 years, isn't it? If you say anything negative about anyone of color, it isn't because (God forbid) it could be true, it's because you're a racist. These idiots who drop the race card every time the sun goes under a cloud are wearing out the term. To call Tyler racist shows her ignorance of his background. Every time show opens that sewer hole under her nose she says something ignorant.

692 days ago
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Rey    

I would not have ever thought in a million years that Steve Tyler could be racist. I like Nicki, but that was a stupid conclusion to come to after his statement. Steve Tyler just seems to cool for that. Plus, with lips that big......

692 days ago
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Chris    

Yeah, well FU Nicki

692 days ago
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Candi    

Nicki Minaj inferred that Steven was being racist when he referred to a "cornfield." How unfortunate that she turned this into a race issue when if she were simply a bit more educated she would have realized this as merely a reference to a famous short story and a later Twilight Zone episode in which bad things were "wished into the cornfield." Read a book once in a while, Nicki!

692 days ago
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RD    

Same crap as always with blacks. Every time someone says something bad about them, that's the first thing they cry. EVERYTHING isn't racism.

692 days ago
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STFUP    

That clown on crack, Minge, is crazy! What Tyler said was not racist in ANY way. Not even remotely. She's nuts.

692 days ago
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Miki    

He shouldn't have to aplogize for her ignorance.

692 days ago
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Lori    

I am sure Steven meant Nicki would not appreciate Bob Dylan's voice. Leave it to an untalented little troll like Nicki to call every white person who disagrees with her a racist.

692 days ago
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Dr Samuel Weiscrak    

Jesus ignorant people like earn in barrist men to black race she wasn't so ignorant she would actually understand what was said no it's not racist but

692 days ago
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Dr Samuel Weiscrak    

Oh f*ck it, nevermind that comment, voice recognition on android still sucks hard! Lol

692 days ago
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J    

Nicki and Steven are both talentless, ugly sh*theads.

692 days ago
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