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Steven Tyler has apologized for a comment he made that got Nicki Minaj all bent of of shape.
As we previously reported, Nicki got upset when Tyler questioned her credibility as a judge on American Idol.
"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*ck up, and just give them your opinion,' " Tyler 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! 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."
Nicki took the "cornfield" comment as being racist and called Tyler out via Twitter.
"Steven Tyler said I would have sent Bob Dylan to a cornfield??? Steven, you haven't seen me judge one single solitary contestant yet," she wrote. That's a racist comment. You assume that I wouldn't have liked Bob Dylan??? why? black? rapper? what? go f*ck yourself and worry about yourself babe."
Yesterday the Aerosmith singer apologized and said he wasn't a racist.
"I apologize if it was taken wrong, Nicki," the rock-and-roll Hall of Famer said on Canadian entertainment program "eTalk." "I am the farthest from- what did she say I was?- a racist. … I was just saying that if Bob Dylan came on the show, he would've been thrown off, so maybe I spoke out of turn. But a racist I am not, Nicki."