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Fans, followers criticized Nicki Minaj for racist allegation

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  • Nov 27, 2012, 18:02 PM IST
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Singer Nicki Minaj’s accusation on Steven Tyler of being racist hasn’t gone well with the twitterati. People have slammed her for the false allegation and blamed her of going over-the-top.

 Minaj is set to join Mariah Carey, Keith Urban and Randy Jackson on the new panel of American Idol but she is already at war with Carey and now with Tyler.

The 64-year-old rocker, who judged the previous season, does not believe that Minaj will do a great job of spotting talent, the Daily Mail reported.

"... 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," Tyler told MTV in an interview.

An understandably miffed Minaj tweeted, "Steven Tyler said I would have sent Bob Dylan to a cornfield??? Steven, you haven't seen me judge one single solitary contestant yet!," Minaj tweeted.

The young singer also mocked Aerosmith frontman for failing to keep his job on 'American Idol'.

"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?... ," said Minaj while ending her tweet with an expletive.

Here is what twitterati has to say about Niki Minaj’s allegation:

Twang ‏@SwoonTwang Is Nicki Minaj mentally handicapped

Dietrich Jeffreys ‏@Dee4leeds- So Nicki Minaj accuses Steve Tyler of racism because he said she can't spot talent. What's that got to do with race?

Nova 100 ‏@nova100 Forget feuding with Mariah, @NICKIMINAJ has words for Steven Tyler now - she's calling him a racist

Nikki Zwiers ‏@MissNikkiZ- I'm failing to see how ST's comment about Nicki Minaj is racist. I also fail to see how she is qualified to judge a singing competition.

Steven Tylerisms ‏@StevenTylerisms..http://on.wsj.com/QHrb1r  Did the definition of racist change recently? Maybe she was not using the Webster's definition.

duff ‏@earthtoaimee..I can't believe Nicki Minaj has pulled the racist card on Steven Tyler when he was clearly not being racist. She needs to stop.

Mr. Marin ‏@MrMarin88..Ok, maybe he's bitter about his job but... racist? For that comment? Come on. Don't reach @NickiMinaj

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