As a judge on American Idol, Nicki Minaj has already faced some criticism from a fellow judge in Mariah Carey. Now, she is responding to criticism from a former judge, Steven Tyler. During an interview with MTV, Tyler had comments about the current judges that Minaj was offended by.

“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,'” Tyler said. “They should have something going on so thick and beautiful that they can lay it over the new talent that’s trying to birth itself. It needs to be birthed, not judged by ‘entertainment’ factors, it needs to be judged by people that [are] honest, true, that have the ‘it’ factor. Not the ‘it’ factor because they can fight. The fuck is that all about?”

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He also went on to add more.

“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.”

Minaj was not pleased with these comments. In a few statements on her Twitter account, Minaj countered Tyler’s remarks by saying that he made racist comments.

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