Nicki Minaj not only had a bone to pick with Mariah Carey, but while she is on a rant that won’t quit, she’s kicking her sharp stiletto right into the crotch of Steven Tyler. As you can imagine, Mr. Tyler wasn’t a fan of the supposed backstage drama that went down between Mariah Carey and Miss Minaj.
Tyler was quoted as telling MTV News, “I know that they’ve got something going on on the judges’ panel, [and] it shouldn’t be that, it should be just the opposite: They should have something going on, which is called ‘camaraderie,'” he said. “… It needs to be judged by people that [are] honest, true, that have the ‘it’ factor. Not the ‘it’ factor because they can fight.”
Sure all judges from these talent based reality shows have their own way of judging and Tyler strongly believes that the contestants deserve to be nurtured. “You just have to give your opinion … 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,” he told MTV. “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.”
Of course, Minaj is taking Tyler’s comments as a direct hit to her cooter and took to her Twitter to call RACISM!!!