Steven Tyler of Aerosmith and, of late, American Idol fame, found himself on the receiving end of the race card recently:

Nicki Minaj is firing back at Steven Tyler over his comments about her and Mariah Carey as the new judges on “American Idol.” Tyler, who judged the show for two seasons, said the in-fighting on the new “American Idol” panel isn’t what the show needs.

Tyler went on to express doubts regarding Minaj’s ability to judge talent and said, “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.”

Minaj took to Twitter to continue the mudslinging and called Tyler’s comments “racist” and told him to “go f—[him]self.”

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To which Tyler responded:

Somewhere Bob Dylan must be wondering:  Who is Nicki Minaj?