Steven Tyler addresses Nicki Minaj 'racist' comments

By Sarah Burbank-Douglas,

Aerosmith frontman and former American Idol judge Steven Tyler has issued a statement in light of Nicki MInaj calling him a racist.

Minaj went on a tangent via Twitter last week after Minaj saw an interview with Tyler in which he said, “These kids, they just got out of a car from the Midwest somewhere and they're in New York City, they're scared to death; you're not going to get the best [out of them]. ... If it was Bob Dylan, Nicki Minaj would have had him sent to the cornfield!”

Minaj fired back on Twitter, and in addition to calling Tyler a racist, she also wrote, “You assume that I wouldn't have liked Bob Dylan??? why? black? rapper? what? go f**k yourself and worry about yourself babe."

According to TMZ, Tyler confronted the comments on a Canadian talk show saying, “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,” he concluded.

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