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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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121.

Tmzsucks    

Sorry Tyler, the black community won't accept an apology unless its made to Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton and a fat check is written to the united negro college fund. Thanks, sincerely the blacks.

659 days ago
122.

BR82    

She doesn't do a whole lot've thinking before she speaks. It's been said that when it comes to business one should pick and choose there battles carefully. Why would you purposely burn potential relationships with fellow musicians (in the public arena) so easily... Just not smart at all. Nobody's gonna want to work with her...

659 days ago
123.

Cj    

Steven Tyler a Racist? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Q-4ATZPoYI

659 days ago
124.

Mike    

Wow! Black people like to fire off the label "Racist" like they like to fire off guns in nightclubs: with little or no provocation.

659 days ago
125.

Michelle    

Who cares what Nikki Minaj thinks? I hate when people bring racism into petty ass conversations. Racism is alive and well, not going anywhere. Let's leave a serious topic out of this b.s.

659 days ago
126.

cici    

How is that racist? What she makes is computer generated noise, it has zero to do with music. Judging by her “work” I too assume she knows absolutely zero about any sort of music. Maybe she should just stick to looking stupid.

659 days ago
127.

Grace    

Steven nooooo!!!! You should not have apologized. You think Freddie Mercury would have apologized? No way. He would have told her to f- off. You are in rock man, don't go down to the level of these so-called singers.

659 days ago
128.

Chief Sosa    

White people started racism by slaving black people now if a black person says your racist they get blasted

659 days ago
129.

Me    

** NOTE TO ALL :

Tylers reference, to "send him to the cornfields" ... is in an episode of the Twilight Zone. In the episode, a little boy sends people who he doesnt like - to the cornfields.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9R60...W8oNsA&feature=related

Anyone who has grown up with The Twilight Zone, knows the reference quite well !

Just sayin

659 days ago
130.

McSmack    

Want to see Ignorance In Action? Keep reading some of these comments. I'm Black and even I know this is all B.S., especially with Nicki's track record and the show hasn't even started yet, what sh-t will she stir up when it does? First Mariah and now she beefs with Tyler? Its pathetic she played the race card, don't worry White people, the majority of Blacks doesn't buy her crap at all and she'll be on the "where are they now?" category in 5 years.

659 days ago
131.

ElisabethIsDisgusting    

So Steven Tyler is not a racist...but Nicki Minaj IS a BITCH!

659 days ago
132.

baybek8s    

Nicki needs to respect her elders and stop talking about everything being racist when she doesn't understand a comment. She must be trying to boost her record sales and American Idols ratings. I heard neither are what they used to be.

659 days ago
133.

Kim K's bunghole likes purple crayon says    

And what again is she famous for.....last I checked he's been rockin for many decades....so this unoriginal chic who will be on vh1s where are they now soon....Steven you shoulda said hey bitch take off ur nappy weave an fetch me a puddin pop or whatever the hell you people eat.....

659 days ago
134.

Carl    

Pulling the race card out of nowhere (which she did) is as bad as a person making racist statements in the first place.

659 days ago
135.

Jacqui    

That was NOT a racist statement. Period.

659 days ago
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