Not a single, solitary episode of 'American Idol' Season 12 has aired yet and it's already rife with plenty of Nicki Minaj-generated controversy. Forget Mariah-gate. That's so last month.
Steven Tyler has already offered a response to Minaj's pointed accusations that he's a racist (due to comments he made about her judging ability). The former and current 'American Idol' judge had a bit of a spat in the press, with Tyler chalking it up to a big ol' misunderstanding.