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Steven Tyler has apologized to Nicki Minaj, but says he's no racist. The 'American Idol' judge lashed out at the Aerosmith rocker - who she replaced on the panel of the talent show - after he questioned her suitability and claimed she would've passed on legendary musician Bob Dylan if he auditioned but Steven was shocked when Nicki took it as a racist insult. He told Canada’s ‘eTalk’: “It was a moment, I’m sorry if it was taken wrong. But I’m the furthest from a racist.  I’m not sure how she got that from me saying ‘I’m not sure she would have judged Bob Dylan’. I was just saying if Bob Dylan came on the show he would have been thrown off. Maybe I spoke out of turn but a racist I’m not.” Nicki was furious when Steven insisted she would »

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