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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Steven Tyler Apologizes To Nicki Minaj For 'Cornfield' Dis



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Steven Tyler Apologizes To Nicki Minaj For 'Cornfield' Dis: Minaj insisted Tyler's diss was a 'racist comment,' but the Aerosmith frontman insists 'I am the farthest thing [from being racist].'

What Nicki Minaj doesn't know, it is because of Steven Tyler/Aerosmith that Hip Hop has a place in Rock-n-Roll.  Aerosmith's "Walk This Way" - Featuring Run DMC in 1986 gave credence to an art form (Hip Hop) that was no where near as prevalent as it is now.  Not only is Aerosmith one of the mainstay rock bands from the 70's and 80's, their music continues to inspire musicians around the globe.

Whatever Ms. Minaj is thinking (or not) she should at least recognize that Steven Tyler is the farthest thing from being racist, and has, for a long time now, been an outsider himself. Young musicians and entertainers, especially Nicki Minaj, need to recognize who the leaders are in the music industry as a whole, and need to read up on their musical history before they make crass comments and accusations about the very people who paved the way for them.  Had it not been for Steven Tyler, Alice Cooper, David Bowie and Mick Jagger, Nicki Minaj would not have a prayer with her purple (pink, gold, white or blue) hair and some of her more outlandish outfits.  The aformentioned musicians paved the way for her (and many like her) to be accepted.

elle T.