Queerty is better as a member

Log in | Register
  SHADY LANE

Someone Tell Nicki Minaj To Have A Seat

Already having snatched the Queerties Celebrity Beef of the Year trophy, Nicki Minaj is serving sirloin on the set of American Idol. After getting into it with diva extraordinaire Mariah Carey, Nicki has locked horns with fellow judge and walking scarecrow Steven Tyler.

Nicki labeled Tyler a racist after he criticized the diva draaammmaaaaaa going on during the Idol auditions in an interview with MTV:

“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. 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 f— is that all about?

“You just have to give your opinion. It wasn’t hard for me, but I would imagine it’s hard for some people, and they need a manager to say ‘Shut the f— up, and just give them your opinion. These kids, they just got out of a car from the Midwest somewhere and they’re in New York City, they’re scared to death; you’re not going to get the best [out of them]. … 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.”

That Bob Dylan comment really set Minaj off, prompting the raptress to go on a Twitter tirade:

“You assume that I wouldn’t have liked Bob Dylan??? why? black? rapper? what? go f— yourself and worry about yourself babe.”

Adding:

“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.”

Tyler later apologized if he “spoke out of turn” saying that he’s “the farthest” from being racist. But he didn’t have to. It wasn’t a racist comment, it was a comment on Nicki Minaj’ taste. Which, let’s be real, is suspect. [see: everything she's ever worn]

And also a  comment on the fact that she’s kind of a jerk on America Idol. Minaj is relatively new on the scene yet here she is throwing shade at these veterans when in fact she should just take a  seat and show some goddamn respect. Mariah Carey has literally sold a billion records and Steven Tyler is literally  a thousand years old. Show some respect and also show some receipts for all that sass. ‘Cause we’re not buying it.

Besides, Bob Dylan would never make it in today’s market. Highway 61 wouldn’t even be visited in the first place.

By:           Les Fabian Brathwaite
On:           Nov 28, 2012
Tagged: , , ,

  • 11 Comments
    • 2eo
      2eo

      You know when you read something by accident and it just makes you want a nuclear holocaust THAT MUCH MORE.

      This is one of those times. Seriously someone throw her through a thresher, do it for the people you love, do it for society, do it for humanity. I will buy you a beverage of your choice.

      Nov 28, 2012 at 4:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Keith
      Keith

      Sorry, but I’m #teamnicki on this one too. I think calling Steven Tyler racist was out of line, but shouldn’t she get a right to defend herself? Tyler’s comment was kind of presumptuous to begin with.

      Nov 28, 2012 at 4:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • RSun
      RSun

      I have reread Tyler’s comments three times and STILL can’t see the “racist” part.
      I’ve never understood the appeal of NM.

      Nov 28, 2012 at 5:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MK Ultra
      MK Ultra

      yawn. These staged grabs for publicity are so boring.
      Minaj belongs in the circus, with the other clowns and side show acts.

      Nov 28, 2012 at 7:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • biguy
      biguy

      Nicki just shut the fuck up and shake your tits, don’t forget what you’re good at sweetheart

      Nov 28, 2012 at 8:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jared Suzume
      Jared Suzume

      I think people are forgetting that this is a little girl from Queens New York shes not going to let anybody talk to her whichever way they want and her not have something to say back, Its just not gonna happen.

      Nov 28, 2012 at 8:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hamoboy
      hamoboy

      Nicki is under no obligation to be nice. In fact, this expectation that a female judge needs to be nice, is very suspect, especially when we keep in mind how much Simon Cowell was lauded for his nastiness. Expecting niceness from a female judge, yet celebrating nastiness from a male one, is just straight up sexist.
      Let’s wait for episodes to start airing for us to see whether her criticisms are on point or not. If not, then by all means, read her for filth. But if they are, and you still want to come for her, take a minute to reflect on the sexist blinders that make people expect a female in public to be extremely sugary sweet lest she be labelled a “bitch”.
      Getting mouthy with Mariah isn’t a very smart move if she were a pop singer, but rappers thrive on conflict. And that’s assuming that the beef is even real. Even Mariah’s husband Nick has expressed skepticism that a closed set would allow some random crew member to film them on their camera phone close up for several minutes without anyone noticing. It seems more like something the producers are manipulating Nicki and Mariah’s public personae into, rather than a real thing.

      Nov 29, 2012 at 12:22 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Meowzer
      Meowzer

      Give a girl a shot on an outdated reality show and she thinks she’s sombody.
      She should stick to what she does best… whatever that is, cuz it ain’t singing.
      She has a way of taking a comment, any comment, and making all about dissing her. She’s such a diva, but she seems to forget she’s not one yet. Not even close. She should just take her image that she stole from Lady Gaga & Katy Perry, her pit bull lip gloss, and her beeyotch attitude and move along. Nothing to see here. Not even the washed up music show she’s on.

      Nov 29, 2012 at 4:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Meowzer
      Meowzer

      @Jared Suzume:
      I think the problem is nobody is saying anything nasty about her (maybe that’s the problem, she’s not happy unless she’s unhappy), yet she finds a way to be insulted and outraged. Girl needs a reality check. She’s not Mariah yet.

      Nov 29, 2012 at 4:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2eo
      2eo

      @Jared Suzume: Never understood this American phenomenon of being “all up in yo’ face” I’ve found every single person who actually is that to be utterly detestable and not worth the time of day.

      I say this with a literal 100% rate of this, in the most actual complete application of the word and phrase.

      Nov 29, 2012 at 6:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Papi Balenciaga
      Papi Balenciaga

      @hamoboy: “read her for filth” LOL. Love it.

      Nov 29, 2012 at 9:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

    Add your Comment

    Queerty now requires you to log in to comment

    Please log in to add your comment.

    Need an account? Register It's free and easy.

  • POPULAR ON QUEERTY

    FOLLOW US
     



    GET QUEERTY'S DAILY NEWSLETTER


    FROM AROUND THE WEB

    Copyright 2014 Queerty, Inc.
    Follow Queerty at Queerty.com, twitter.com/queerty and facebook.com/queerty.