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.”


“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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • MK Ultra

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

  • biguy

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Papi Balenciaga

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

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