Since joining American Idol, Nicki Minaj has taken some punches from fellow judge Mariah Carey but now, she is facing criticism from former judge Steven Tyler. With an interview with MTV, Tyler made some comments about the current judges that offended Minaj:
“I know that they’ve got something going on on the judges’ panel, [and] it shouldn’t be that, it should be just the opposite: They should have something going on, which is called ‘camaraderie,'” Tyler said. “They should have something going on so thick and beautiful that they can lay it over the new talent that’s trying to birth itself. It needs to be birthed, not judged by ‘entertainment’ factors, it needs to be judged by people that [are] honest, true, that have the ‘it’ factor. Not the ‘it’ factor because they can fight. The fuck is that all about?”
He went on to add.
“If it was Bob Dylan, Nicki Minaj would have had him sent to the cornfield! Whereas, if it was Bob Dylan with us, we would have brought the best of him out, as we did with Phillip Phillips. Just saying.”
Nicki Minaj was far from happy with his comments and took to Twitter where she countered Tyler’s remarks by saying he made “racist comments”.