Guess Which American Idol Person Nicki Minaj is Feuding With Now

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Posted by on 11/27/2012 at 9:39 AM News

The Popdust Files: aerosmith, american idol, feuds, nicki minaj, steven tyler, twitter

It’s time to play Nicki Minaj Twitter Feud Mad Libs! Fill in the blanks: Nicki is feuding with ________ (celebrity) after they implied she would not have appreciated the talent of ________ (artist), an accusation she called _________ (adjective). Is it…

A) Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, ignorant
B) Steven Tyler, Bob Dylan, racist
C) Mariah Carey, Mariah Carey, ridiculous
D) Ryan Seacrest, Justin Bieber, sexist

Did you guess it? The correct answer is B!

The rundown: Tyler this week complained about 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.) As is her wont, 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:

Does this mean we have to stop writing “Nicki Minaj is feuding with…” stories, or at least, get a new word for “feud”?

[Rolling Stone]

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