Nicki Minaj POPS OFF On Steven Tyler, Calling Him RACIST...
Nicki Minaj is battling everybody over her new "American Idol" stint it seems. And the newest person she's going at is ex judge Steven Tyler...and she's calling him RACIST.
We've got the deets inside, plus Nicki Minaj's boo (who she still doesn't publicly claim as her man) Safaree "Scaff Beezy" Samuels caused her to skip out on her album release party recently.
We're not the only ones who think Nicki has no room to judge other people's talents. But Steven Tyler said it on a public platform, and Nicki shot back via Twitter. Of course.
Here's what went down--
The 64-year-old Aerosmith frontman and ex-Idol judge did an interview with MTV recently criticizes all the new judges. And then he specifically named Ms. Minaj:
'You just have to give your opinion. It wasn't hard for me, but I would imagine it's hard for some people, and they need a manager to say 'Shut the f***up, and just give them your opinion.'
'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.'
Of course, the Barb didn't take too kindly to his words, assuming that he was racist for saying she would nix Bob Dylan...and he was prejudging since he's never seen her in action:
She wrote: 'Steven Tyler said I would have sent Bob Dylan to a cornfield??? Steven, you haven’t seen me judge one single solitary contestant yet!'
Then she got slick and possibly outed the fact he was asked to leave "Idol" (instead of him stepping down himself like he claims) and said:
'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.'
'You assume that I wouldn’t have liked Bob Dylan??? why? black? rapper? what? go f*** yourself and worry about yourself babe.'
Hmmm...not sure if the race card applies here. Seems like he's saying you wouldn't know good music simply because you don't make good music yourself. Harsh, but it's his opinion. And he's a legend in this game. Is he pre-judging you? Kinda. But does he have something to base it off of? Yep.
Regardless, Nicki constantly speaks on wanting respect as a woman in this business. So when people criticize simply because they don't like your music, and not because you're a woman, isn't that judging your music regardless of your sex? Just because you don't like their opinion does not automatically make them racist or sexist.
Anywho, Nicki's got a new Re-Up album that's not selling well (which she blames Target & Wal-mart for since they didn't carry it). But her perfume will likely clean up in the sales department. And Steven Tyler's Aerosmith tix aren't selling all that great either. So everybody gains something by talking ish.
The new season of "Idol" kicks off January 16, 2013.
By the way, word also has it Nicki Minaj skipped out on her own Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded--The Re-up album release party, thanks to her boo SB.
The NY Post reports he showed up last week with an entourage of 30+ people and the club, Greenhouse in NYC--which is known for ixnaying guests for many reasons, refused to let all those people in.
Sources told us Samuels arrived before Minaj with about 30 guys. We’re told Greenhouse management “let him in with a few friends,” but didn’t let in most of the male group. Samuels was then heard saying that if his posse wasn’t coming in, [Minaj] wasn’t coming. When Minaj showed up in a Maybach a bit later, “She stayed outside in the car, then drove off,” a source said.
A club rep said: “Nicki was in a car outside, and didn’t come in because only a portion of her boyfriend’s group of 30 was allowed entry. He was trying to bring in too large a party, and therefore Nicki chose not to come in.”
The owner of Greenhouse says they were turned away because the club was too crowded. Rappers rolling up to a small club with an entourage of 30+. Some things never change.