When Steven Tyler was discussing the harshness of the new judges on American Idol, Nicki should have maybe been listening more carefully. Steven said, “These kids, they just got out of a car from the Midwest somewhere and they’re in New York City, they’re scared to death; you’re not going to get the best [out of them]… 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 (last year’s ‘American Idol’ winner) Phillip Phillips. Just saying.” Nicki Tweeted back (and the one featured above):
I am pretty sure, like 100%, Steven Tyler said they would send a contestant back to “the cornfield” because he had suggested they were from the Midwest where there are a lot of cornfields. He simply meant that the contestants were from the country and not yet used to the competitive nature of showbiz or primed to perform at their best. If anything that is more offensive to Midwestern White people than it is a commentary on the taste of Black rappers. After all, the other two judges who were on Steven’s panel were Latina (J-Lo) and African American (Randy Jackson).
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“It calls on the UN’s 193 member states to condemn the practice and launch educational campaigns for girls and boys, women and men, to eliminate it. It also urges all countries to enact and enforce legislation to prohibit FGM, to protect women and girls “from this form of violence” and to end impunity for violators. With 110 sponsors the resolution is virtually certain to be approved by the full general assembly, which is expected to take it up in the second half of December. Although not legally binding, assembly resolutions reflect international concerns and carry moral and political weight.”
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