Weigh In: Was Nicki Minaj Right To Slam Steven Tyler For “Racist” Comments?

Published: Tuesday 27th Nov 2012 by Rashad
Another day, another Twitter battle.

Indeed, after the week started off with a bang with R&B bad boy Chris Brown’s fiery exchange with TV writer/comedienne Jenny Johnson, now his ‘Right By My Side’ co-star Nicki Minaj is stewing her own brand of Twit-battling with a rant against former ‘American Idol’ judge Steven Tyler (of Aerosmith).

The rock icon asserted during a recent interview with MTV that Minaj and fellow feuding judge Mariah Carey should, “Shut the f*ck up and focus [on the] talent”.

As what he said next has had much of the net abuzz for the past day or so, tell us:

Did Minaj respond fairly to Tyler’s comments?

Tyler continued with MTV stating:

“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.”

Minaj responded via Twitter rampage:

Your thoughts?

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  1. Suicide Blonde November 27, 2012

    Plays: Crazy by Aerosmith.

    • AmbeRussell November 29, 2012

      idk what about a corn field is racist anyways. black slaves picked cotton, not known for picking corn. so… anyways, he was talking about the twilight zone from what others have noted.
      not everything is a race battle. too many black americans (i being black as well born in america) use the race card when it isnt needed
      AmbeRussell on youtube

  2. bam bam November 27, 2012

    She was right …..but I think she needs to follow Chris Brown’s lead………

    • truth( im known to DRAAAAAAGGG a b**** chile) November 27, 2012

      Stank b**** U soumd as STOOOPID as that c***! SAM SFOP POSTN THIS B****!!

    • AmbeRussell November 29, 2012

      what is racist about a corn field?

  3. Bey Fan November 27, 2012

    I dont think Tyler was being racist. I think he was trying to convey the idea that Nicki doesn’t have good taste in music….

    Tyler’s opinion wasn’t needed. I get that people have the right to say whatever they want to, but ppl should still respect each other. Especially since we haven’t even seen the show to know how the judges judge.

    Tyler is legend, but that doesn’t give him the right to be offensive. Especially since he doesn’t know what music Nicki listens to or good/bad of a judge Nicki is.

    Not racist….just completely unnecessary

    • truth( im known to DRAAAAAAGGG a b**** chile) November 27, 2012

      F*** U! Defendn this b****!

      • NewF*YorkBabe. November 28, 2012

        Agreed @Bey Fan
        He just didn’t need to make the comment; he’s totally fair to give his opinion but it seemed unnecessary; considering we all know Him and Jlo would love to keep their jobs on the show.
        Thing i’m confused about; he doesn’t even mention Mariah Carey so why is the text of this article stating that he said “Minaj and fellow feuding judge Mariah Carey should, โ€œShut the f*ck up and focus [on the] talentโ€

        He didn’t even say that directly about Minaj or Carey, he said that the show needs to be about the contestants…. But never attached a name directly ๐Ÿ˜›

      • truth(chile i DRAAAAAGGGSSS funky nicki stans hun-TAE to save them from her) November 28, 2012

        Stank p**** b**** get the f*** off my comment

  4. MC November 27, 2012

    Sam, why so pressed? Deleting my comments really?
    Anyways, Nicki should stop with these “racist” comments to be honest. I doubt Steven lost any sleep over this…..I mean she is too busy being a legend (something you, Nicki, will never see). Nicki should focus on her music instead of Twitter fights.

    • NewF*YorkBabe. November 28, 2012

      What are you saying, that always has your comments deleted ?? You really are the only poster i see on this blog that complains that much about their comments deleted so often. I’m not hatin’ or saying you said something wrong. i just don’t get why Sam would delete without cause ????

      • Azebracuntnaj November 28, 2012

        sammy c*** is a pressed stupid h**. @MC deff struck a nerve and hit the truth.

        it happen to me too and its just too f****** funny.

      • cocobutta November 28, 2012

        MC ain’t too proud to beg!!
        This fool ain’t got no comments deleted!!!
        Attention seeking mission accomplished!!!!
        Make your comment, GO BED and get of Sam dik and close those how legs kmt

      • MC November 28, 2012

        @NewF*YorkBabe. I guess you haven’t paid much attention because Benron, me and other people have complained about our comments being deleted. Sometimes it says your commetns are being “held for moderation” and never post and other times it just delets it right out. For instance, I posted and comment and when I came back later, it is deleted.
        You are the only one looking for attention because it has happened to me and their is no reason for me to lie, so you sound really stupid saying that.

      • cocobutta November 29, 2012

        I’ve seen so many worst comments on this site from other people and its posted, not deleted, so I wouldn’t understand why your comments are.
        Maybe u clicking submit to much!
        I’ve clicked like to many of your comments on this site so I’m confused. U got people like white girl mob on this site going all out racist n its posted.
        I just assumed you was pressed or pressing too much lol.

  5. sapphier November 27, 2012

    she was right.why would he even say that? I think when he said send him to the corn field he meant like that twilight zone story about the little boy who had evil powers and who ever he did not like he would wish the away into the corn field. Ha that was one of my favorite episodes.

    • truth( im known to DRAAAAAAGGG a b**** chile) November 27, 2012

      Suck my p**** b****!! He shudda smackd the f*** outta the h**!!

      • lola November 27, 2012

        truth, Shut the hell up you dumbass! You look crazy as hell. How old are you??? You make no sense. All you’re doing is blabbing foolish remarks.

      • truth(chile i DRAAAAAGGGSSS funky nicki stans hun-TAE to save them from her) November 28, 2012

        F*** u and the d**** u AND yo funky ass mammy SUCKED to get here u STANK P**** MUTHA FUCKA! (f-LIPS lacefront and pops tongue chile)

  6. WILD DEBUTANTE November 27, 2012

    Nicki had every right to be upset IMO

    If I were her I would be pissed too because the show hasn’t even aired yet so how in the hell are you going to critique this women like that? You don’t even know her or her taste in music, talent, etc. sooo I find it disrespectful, i don’t care WHO he is.

    • truth( im known to DRAAAAAAGGG a b**** chile) November 27, 2012

      B**** i will f*** u up for defendn this b****!

      • BreionFierce November 28, 2012

        Can we flag this b**** or what?

      • truth(chile i DRAAAAGGGS funky nicki stans hun-TAE to save them from her) November 28, 2012

        Flag yo kat u wane p**** B****!! (POPS TONGUE)

      • BreionFierce November 29, 2012

        B**** I am a GAY MALE… Your words cant hurt me dumbass lmao…Ur really stupid…I can take anything u say and make it waaaaay worst..if uve never met ur match you have now lol….BIIIIIITCH lol

  7. THE GREAT LACEFRONCE. November 27, 2012

    She is a GHETTO HOODRAT & it is beginning to show

    Im glad she is FLOP FLOP FLOPPING into irrelevancy ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Steven spoke the TRUTH

    He pretty much said she has no talent, he said the contestants should be judge by people with actual TALENT, not “entertainment factors”(as he called her, aka a GIMMICK)

    I see no lies!!!!!!!!

    PLUS, it’s not like he said anything RACIST, its not like he said she would have sent Bob Dylan to go get some CHICKEN ๐Ÿ˜•

    BTW, he was referring to an episode of the Twilight Zone


    • BreionFierce November 28, 2012

      hmmmmm >_>

  8. D November 27, 2012

    Listen…That Woman had NO RIGHT to come at Nicki Minaj! If Females would just play their f****** supporting roles their would be no problems. Leave her the f*** alone.

    • truth(chile i DRAAAAAGGGSSS funky nicki stans hun-TAE to save them from her) November 27, 2012

      Suck a frogs d*** B****!!

    • BreionFierce November 28, 2012

      Agreed…she is the Queen of Hip Hop now…As Bey is the Queen of R&B & Pop

      • truth(chile i DRAAAAGGGS funky nicki stans hun-TAE to save them from her) November 28, 2012

        and you just a queen

      • BreionFierce November 29, 2012

        A Muthafuckin Queen who Reigns over your muthafuckin ass lol…B**** ive told u…Ur words are just like rain hitting me on my head and disappearing lol mine are like hail stones that hit YOU on ur head and knocks you THE F*** OUT lol

  9. VANNY November 27, 2012

    why is it that old bitter queens and old artist in general always bashing and trying to get publicity by dissing other younger artist… i dont get it.. like it or not nicki is doing her thing and she is just getting started they can hate on her all they want but she is making moves… and im glad that she is defending herself , dont take s*** from nobody nicki keep doing your thing!!

    • truth(chile i DRAAAAAGGGSSS funky nicki stans hun-TAE to save them from her) November 27, 2012

      Fall off a mountain

      • lola November 27, 2012

        TGJ. Can you delete and block the comments of this psychopath!?

      • truth(chile i DRAAAAAGGGSSS funky nicki stans hun-TAE to save them from her) November 28, 2012

        Can u suck my p**** h**!

  10. Benron (Shine Bright Like Rihanna’s 100 million records sold plaque) November 27, 2012

    This is what happens when you put classless people with people with dignity. They act otu, they act the fools and they try to convince everyone they’re right. She is embarrasing blacks with this s***. Notice that even when their is legitimate racism there is now a new term that seemingly came from nowhere “race card”, which all blacks are accused of using if they call racism.

    Nick is C-L-A-S-S-L-E-S-S

    • D November 27, 2012

      Yet you stay up to date with all her news. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • ILOVEMUSIC!!!!! November 28, 2012

        Llike you do with RIHANNA! Hmmmmmmm

    • TripleThreat November 28, 2012

      Black People don’t claim her

  11. MC November 27, 2012

    Some of you smh….he was ASKED about this in an interview, so he wasn’t trying to get himself attention by randomly bringing this situation up. Steve is known for saying stuff like this, he doesn’t care but Nicki cannot accept that people disagree with her… what for? I get the reasoning that he has not seen a single episode but go on about your day and just ignore the people you feel are beneath you. Is it that hard?

    • Trev November 27, 2012

      actually he was not asked about this…if you listen to the audio…he was simply asked how it is to be a judge with various people….no one asked him about this season of AI and no one asked him about Nicki…he came out of nowhere with that like he’s been waiting to say that

      anyway i think nicki should have said “stereotypical” rather than “racist” he was implying she wouldn’t appreciate Bob Dylan because she’s current and a black rapper…he assumes she only knows hiphop,r&b, and pop…basically she would like Fantasia but not Phillip Phillips because she doesn’t no of any other music

      • truth(chile i DRAAAAAGGGSSS funky nicki stans hun-TAE to save them from her) November 27, 2012

        No b**** she just needa to rest

    • Benron (Shine Bright Like Rihanna’s 100 million records sold plaque) November 27, 2012


      • MC November 27, 2012


        Iโ€m going to r*** you in the middle of the night. RIP

      • Benron (Shine Bright Like Rihanna’s 100 million records sold plaque) November 28, 2012


  12. FlopIndicator November 27, 2012

    Remember, you start to lose fans when yous unlikable. Ask Floptina!

  13. The Zolonski Trap November 27, 2012

    She was not wrong in any kind of way. She felt that the comment was racist, WHICH IT WAS, so she responded. But to be frank with you guys, she didn’t even do him dirt like she could’ve. It was more like “you’ve had your turn. Let me do mine. And why are you shading me by doing what others did to you when you started idol.” It wasn’t like “F*** YOU! YOU SUCK! IM WINNING B****! HAHAHa!” And if he “wasn’t” being racist and was “trying” to say that Nicki has bad taste in music. Is it bad taste because your not on the panel? Or is it bad taste because it isn’t your type of music? Or is it bad taste because Nicki I’d successful in pop AND rap? Or is it bad taste because this season is by far the most anticipated season yet so your throwing shade? What ever the case, it’s Nicki, Mariah and the other guy’s time, not yours. Just like Kim and Madonna, Steve Tyler Is mad at the new generation because his is DEAD! Too bad! So NO she wasn’t upset..

    • truth(chile i DRAAAAAGGGSSS funky nicki stans hun-TAE to save them from her) November 27, 2012

      Kill yoself h**

  14. Monstarebel (THE UNAPOLOGETIC PRINCE) November 27, 2012

    give Nicki a break F*** you guys are EVIL

    • truth(chile i DRAAAAAGGGSSS funky nicki stans hun-TAE to save them from her) November 27, 2012


  15. beyhive November 27, 2012


  16. neutral November 27, 2012

    I dont think it was rascist. I think that shes a major chickenhead who makes disney songs with curses and she should just stop. Wtf does she know about music? And i highly doubt she’ll be as sucessful as aerosmith or even mariah.

  17. Auntie_Jackie November 27, 2012

    She’s a f****** brat. Anytime anyone says anything she doesn’t like, they’re racist or sexist. He said she didn’t know music well, it didn’t have anything to do with her being black. People like that–flops that cry for attention when they don’t sell or lash out at other people by yelling racism or sexism, make it hard for people actually suffering from that (and they’re are a lot) to be heard. I’m starting to really, really dislike her.

    She needs to go away! No one wants to see her stupid temper tantrums but Safree’s dumb ass.

  18. Monstarebel (THE UNAPOLOGETIC PRINCE) November 27, 2012

    he doesn’t even know Nicki n hes just assuming because she’s black she wouldn’t know about any other genres of music beside hip hop & pop….Smh he sure wasn’t saying s*** when J.h** was on idol with him F*** this scare crow looking b****!!!

    • truth(chile i DRAAAAAGGGSSS funky nicki stans hun-TAE to save them from her) November 27, 2012


    • meisha November 28, 2012

      No he was assuming because she is a talentless freak she would not be able to judge true talent!!!!!!

  19. I DON’T SPEAK VERMIN!! November 27, 2012

    Nicki was right for speaking up for herself. I don’t give a damn about Steven being a legend. He’s been in the game long enough to know when to keep his opinions to himself. Hopefuly through Nicki these “So Called Legends” will learn that if they want respect they gotta give it. I really wish Nicki would just stop responding to these old washed up so called legends cus they’re all jealous of her success. Nicki Minaj never said a word about Steven Tylers old wrinkled neck ass when he was on Idol cus she didn’t give 2 shits about what he was doing. Nicki got all these OLD b*tches pressed. F** y’all wack b*tches, OLD A** b*tches. GET EM NIC!

    • truth(chile i DRAAAAAGGGSSS funky nicki stans hun-TAE to save them from her) November 27, 2012

      I will kick YP MOMMA ASS!!

  20. Azebracuntnaj November 27, 2012

    oniger is pulling the race card like looking like an albino clown. #UMADHOE?

    seriously look at this clown, she over used bleaching her skin with blue contact lens, blonde wig and crusty dusty the clown costume.


  21. ILOVEMUSIC!!!!! November 27, 2012


    • truth(chile i DRAAAAAGGGSSS funky nicki stans hun-TAE to save them from her) November 27, 2012

      That girl hidn because icki re release sold a little ove 1000 chile

  22. TIM November 27, 2012

    Uhmm, the comment was very suspect.. The only people who knows what Steven Tyler meant is him & God.. But this is America & in America everyone has the right to state their opinion, No Matter How Dumb, Misguided Or Ignorant The Opinion Sounds.. But I do understand why Steven would be upset I Mean American Idol is probably paying Nicki Triple of what they were paying Him lol..

    I do think that Nicki needs to learn how to ignore certain comments that people towards her.. People only want to get a response from her, because that response is going to make HEADLINES!!!! .. Nicki’s at the top with millions in the bank & more millions on the way, this type of stuff is below her (GET MONEY B****)..

  23. PrettigurlrockD Bitchess November 27, 2012

    Nicki u made urself look dumb. I think u confused cornfield with cottonfield. Anyway, @fagron I know u ain’t talking about no one being classless dissing a legend like Celine Dion stupid b****.

  24. truth(chile i DRAAAAAGGGSSS funky nicki stans hun-TAE to save them from her) November 27, 2012

    Get testd B****!!

  25. truth(chile i DRAAAAAGGGSSS funky nicki stans hun-TAE to save them from her) November 27, 2012

    I hope i helped u nicki stans by slayn da f*** outta yall. Ur welcome chile

  26. Peter G November 27, 2012

    Oh, so now she’s black! She always pulls the race card whenever she feels she being attacked, but she needs to realise that she lost that right when she started erasing her black appearance! Does this dumb b**** even remember the guy working with Randy, he never complained about any racism!

  27. Shaquinisha-Rose November 27, 2012

    How is that racist? Now if he had of said cotton field, then it would be a different story.

    • skintightjeans November 28, 2012

      I was going to say the same until I read your comment! Cotton field would’ve taken it to a whole ‘nother level!

  28. honeychildplease November 28, 2012

    Them this b**** is confusing as f***….She pulls the race card, as much as she bleaches her skin. Girl just stop it you are looking real f****** STUPID!

    • honeychildplease November 28, 2012


  29. MRDIVABITCH November 28, 2012

    This filthy b**** needs to get her fake plastic ass kicked into a bloody pulp.

    • truth(chile i DRAAAAGGGS funky nicki stans hun-TAE to save them from her) November 28, 2012


  30. nawmean November 28, 2012

    Steven Tyler is a Legend…Nicki is not…she needs to realize that many Legends in the industry don’t think she’s that talented…and they don’t have too…Hey Nicki, Steven Tyler ain’t Lil Kim…Nicki is so stupid and insecure….very insecure….AEROSMITH = a legendary career/band, Steven Tyler = Legendary voice, songwriter……um, Nicki, she got some pop hits with autotune…whatever…she looks silly as always

  31. The real xoxo November 28, 2012

    To the person who asked ‘why to old artist hate new artists’
    Because they are from the era where you say whats on your mind and call
    Non talent out.
    Nicki is a grief-leecher.

  32. Thinkingofyou November 28, 2012

    Dream On by Aerosmith > Sicki’s discography

    • MC November 28, 2012

      love that song!

  33. skintightjeans November 28, 2012

    That s*** wasn’t racist at all. She’s just trying to get attention YET again by trying to create beef with someone. She’s a stupid, ghetto, sewer rat and she doesn’t deserve to even be on AI ESPECIALLY sitting next to someone with talent like Mariah Carey. She needs to take her fake booty ass and have a seat.

    • truth(chile i DRAAAAAGGGSSS funky nicki stans hun-TAE to save them from her) November 28, 2012

      No she needs to have a coffin chile. (puts pork chop grease on Drake puckered lips chile)

  34. KissKiss November 28, 2012

    So once again, because some is a ‘legend’ they’re allowed to say whatever they lilke. Has Tyler even see ONE Nicki audition, does he know anything about the acts she put through this year.

    Nicki is a stupid clown who is so blinded by her own hype she doesn’t see that she’s underperforming, but I’m really tired of these ‘legends’ who are human beings JUST LIKE US, thinking that record sales give them the right to disrespect anyone they don’t take seriously.

    Tyler clearly wanted to keep his job because out of all the judges last year he’s the only one that hasn’t found a new job since he got the ax. JLo’s on tour and Randy’s still on the panel.

    So yeah, Nicki does need to reassess her career and the way she speaks on Twitter but she is more the able to be a good judge on a Idol. She is talented but is too busy bragging out how much money she’s making to reach her full potential.

    • bob November 28, 2012

      found a new job? er hes been a singer for several years just released an album and is due on tour this year
      -/ -/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/-/

      take several setats

  35. Lucky_girl1615 November 28, 2012

    I guess she forgot the first crossover song w/a rapper involved aerosmith. Steven has a son who’s half black. Steven tyler embraced hiphop when people thought it was just a fad. I thought the cornfield refernce came from the fact that bob dylan was from the midwest and thats wat the area is known for

  36. Adam November 28, 2012

    She gives every person suffering racism right now and trying to speak out about it a bad name by using the race card so willingly. Is it not racist of her to assume that that’s his assumption of her, just because he’s white and she’s black.?

  37. Char November 28, 2012

    I feel embarrassed for her tbh. This isn’t racist in the slightest, but whenever someone says something that isn’t in HER favour, she wants to go off. She looks dumb as hell here imo because she clearly got mixed up with the terms. I thought Nicki was around 30 & yet she’s still always acting a fool.

    If I was her I’d be less concerned with this guy’s opinion & more concerned with why The Re-Up couldn’t make the top ten..

  38. Musicmaniac November 28, 2012

    nicki reminds me of that one embarrassing aunt we all have, that jus be runnin off at the mouth with out knowing the facts…..just shut the f*** up and respect ya elders.

  39. BreionFierce November 29, 2012

    Everyone who has something bad to say about Nicki and this situation is very sttupid at this point because if someone did the s*** to you..Youd be walkin around ready to fight someone lol People in the world today KILL THE F*** OUTTA ME lol….Even If I hated Nicki Minaj I still would agree with her because he was wrong for the s***… Nicki Is a successful Middle Eastern BLACK woman who works hard for HER FANS not just for the money and she’s a great entertainer…NO ONE deserves to be treated bad or talked to bad JUST BECAUSE ur a LEGEND or whateve… LEGENDS dont do or say stupid s*** for no reason….And yes I am an Educated MIXED Male…. Black, White, Puerto Rican, & Native American so no Im not at all Racist…I listen to all types of Music and know all types of ppl…So dont try and say im PULLIN the RACE CARD!! Have A Nice Day ^_^

  40. mobwife: A brighter day is near November 30, 2012

    I still don’t understand WTF Steven Tyler was trying to say? 0_o cornfield…huh?

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