Ex-American Idol judge Steven Tyler said he was sorry for the tough comments he made with regards to Nicki Minaj‘s judging skills, stating that the “Super Bass” rapper would have sent Bob Dylan “to the cornfield” if he had auditioned for the FOX singing competition.
“I apologize if it was taken wrong, Nicki,” the Aerosmith rocker, 64, said Tuesday on a Canadian entertainment show, eTalk.
“But I am the farthest from [being a racist]. 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.”
On Monday, Nikki, 29, criticized Tyler on her Twitter, writing, “Steven Tyler said I would have sent Bob Dylan to a cornfield??? Steven, you haven’t seen me judge one single solitary contestant yet!”
“I understand you really wanted to keep your job but take that up with the producers. I haven’t done anything to you. That’s a racist comment,” she added. “You assume that I wouldn’t have liked Bob Dylan??? why? black? rapper? what? go f*** yourself and worry about yourself babe.”