Aerosmith megastar Steven Tyler made headlines days ago when he slammed ‘American Idol’ judge Nicki Minaj on what he suggested were her ‘lack luster’ judging skills.
Confusing much of the Rapper’s fan base, considering the fact Tyler is not believed to have seen Minaj’s judging skills, his remarks sparked a fiery response from the performer on the social networking site Twitter.
Now, after being branded a racist by the star, today has seen him apologize to her.
Taking to Canada’s eTalk entertainment show, Tyler issued the following:
“I apologize if it was taken wrong, Nicki. 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.”
His apology arrives two months before the MC’s season on ‘Idol’ kicks off January 16th, and hours after she watched her new EP ‘The Re-Up’ force her sophomore LP, ‘Roman Reloaded’ 79 spots up the Billboard 200, in a single week.
Peep a preview of her ‘Idol’ stint below: