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Steven Tyler apologises to Nicki Minaj over 'racist' remark

ISSUES: Steven Tyler and Nicki Minaj

ROCK LEGEND Steven Tyler has issued a public apology to Nicki Minaj after she branded him as ‘racist’ in a recent twitter rant.

The Aerosmith star, who was replaced on the judging panel of the talent show by the rapper, was blasted by the Starships hit-maker after he questioned her suitability for the programme and claimed she would've sent legendary musician Bob Dylan to a ‘cornfield’ if he auditioned.

Shortly after Tyler’s statements she 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 [sic].”
"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? go f**k yourself and worry about yourself babe. LOL lets make him a shirt that says 'No Coloreds Allowed' [sic]."

RANT: Nicki Minaj's tweets about Steven Tyler

The 64-year-old has since insisted that his comments were misconstrued before admitting that he may have spoken ‘out of turn’.

He reportedly said: "I apologise if it was taken wrong, Nicki. But I am the farthest from (being a racist). I am the last thing on this planet as far as being a racist."

He added, "I don't know where she got that out of me saying I'm not sure how she would've judged Bob Dylan.”

“Maybe I spoke out of turn, but a racist I'm not, Nicki."

Minaj has yet to respond to his apology.

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