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Another 'American Idol' Feud for Nicki Minaj

Nicki called out Steven Tyler on Twitter, reacting to comments he made about her recent feud with Mariah Carey

Nov 27, 2012

Steven Tyler this week complained about Nicki Minaj and her feud with fellow Idol judge Mariah Carey, telling MTV News, “[Talent] 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. [...] If it was Bob Dylan, Nicki Minaj would have had him sent to the cornfield!”

This is a curious argument for a lot of reasons, not least of which that Tyler, like everyone else in America, has not actually seen an episode of American Idol with Nicki Minaj as a judge. (The new season doesn’t start for months.) Nicki took to Twitter to address that issue and more:

To quote one amazed fan: “LMFAOOOOO! OMG I DIED AND WENT TO NICKI SHADE HEAVEN.”

Nicki then took aim at the media for only focusing on the way artists like her are always “acting out,” and never on what might have provoked them:

Fortunately, the whole thing ended with a call for empathy:

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Tags:  American Idol , Nicki Minaj

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