Steven Tyler Denies Racist Charge, Apologizes to Nicki Minaj

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In a new interview with Canadian talk show eChat, Steven Tyler calmly addresses the charges of racism leveled at him this week by Nicki Minaj.

The latter artist went off on Twitter this week after Tyler randomly said the American Idol Season 12 judging team would send Bob Dylan home if he were to audition in front of them.

Minaj took major exception to the comment, chalking it up to bitterness on the part of Tyler.

"I apologize if it was taken wrong, Nicki…  I am the last thing on this planet as far as being a racist," Tyler says in the following video.

Watch the full response now:

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Playing the race card devalues the word, and is a chicken!t comeback. Nicki has the word racist on programs everytime she doesn't get things her way. Why are her sales down...racism
Why she would not make a good judge...racism
Why Mariah is a bigger star...racism


I said it over & over again: DON'T TUMBLE DRY HIM!!


Really, that was considered a rasism. Fuck Nicki. This chick ain't been around but a snap of a finger, and only because she's what's called the industries puppet. I don't know if this is another publicity stunt by American Idiot. I fucking hate that dam show now. I remember the days when it was about the contestants talent,