Aerosmith's Steven Tyler Apologises To Nicki Minaj: "I'm Not A Racist"

29 November 2012, 10:42 | Updated: 29 November 2012, 10:44

The 'Pound The Alarm' singer attacked the former American Idol star for his comments on her judging abilities.

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has issued an apology to Nicki Minaj after his comments on her judging ability were deemed as "racist" by the 'Super Bass' singer.

The 'Starships' rapper attacked the former American Idol judge on her Twitter account after he made a remark involving Bob Dylan and "cornfields".

"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," she tweeted.

However, Steven has reacted to the singer's response and told eTalk that the "last thing on the planet" he is, is a racist.

"I apologize if it was taken wrong, Nicki," he explained. "But I am the farthest thing from [being a racist]."

He continued: "I am the last thing on this planet as far as being a racist. I don't know where she got that out of me saying I'm not sure how she would have judged Bob Dylan." 

Steven's previous rant had also criticised Nicki and Mariah Carey's public fallout on the show, as he said the pair should be "birthing" talent with their camaraderie.

The new series of American Idol will air in January 2013.