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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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Nobody.Puts.Bieber.In.A.Corner    

Sounds to me ike this beeotch play the phucking race card every chance she gets. Screw that skanky no talent having hoe!

631 days ago
92.

myopinion    

Nicki is a JERK!!!!

631 days ago
93.

bon    

Make her go away.

631 days ago
94.

Majestik    

Steve, should've used a saying that she understood, she'd send Bob Dylan back to BumFcukEgypt. All Tyler was saying is that she'd send Dylan back to small town U.S.A. I guess white folks and Cornfields are now totally off limits in describing your background.

631 days ago
95.

ray    

this chick is just TOXIC.

631 days ago
96.

Kevin85255    

So sick of this lady. Not everything is a racist comment. Just because McDonald's stopped serving breakfast 5 minutes before she comes in does not make the cashier racist. Geeze!

631 days ago
97.

Joanne    

Astute person of any hue would have axed Dylan, he's totally unpalatable.

631 days ago
98.

jen    

steven: don;t even worry about it...see "your white" and anything you say will be declared racist by anyone that is NOT WHITE....specialy all the wanna be's out there, and they are angry because of this, just ask Halle Berry...

631 days ago
99.

NameNotImportat    

Bob Dylan is so overrated

631 days ago
100.

Shellybean    

Steven doesn't have to apologize to her washed up azz! I LOVE YOU STEVEN!!!!!! He's NOT RACIST, DAMNIT!!!!

631 days ago
101.

JohnnyT     

Maybe a better response on Tylers parts would have been.." Nikki's youth, ableit , immturity in the biz, limits hers pallet . " Her reponse that he is a "'rascist" supports the position that she lacks maturity and judegment.

631 days ago
102.

Nobrows    

As always . . . play the race card. Getting really sick of incompetent people hiding behind that. It has nothing to do with the color of your skin. If you are unqualified, you are unqualified. Don't care if you are white, black, purple or polka dotted.

631 days ago
103.

Beverly    

Please do not apoligized to that filthy talking B!**ch! She's the reason I WILL not watch American Idol this season.....just saying....

631 days ago
104.

hockeychick    

When did corn become racist? This new slang is hard to keep up with..... come on Nikki grow up.

631 days ago
105.

Discretion    

Okay there is NO NEED for Steven Tyler to be apologizing! He is obviously not a racists and everyone can see this. If anything the troll, I mean Nicki needs to be apologizing.... Apologizing for her music, style, attitude, ignorance and everything else that comes along with her.

631 days ago
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