You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

Red Sox Live

4

5

Final

Names

Steven Tyler ‘auditions’ on ‘American Idol’

Michael Becker/FOX

Steven Tyler and Nicki Minaj have apparently patched things up. On Thursday’s episode of “American Idol,” the Aerosmith singer donned a blond wig and a dress — something tells us he’s done that before — to audition for judges Minaj, Mariah Carey, Randy Jackson, and Keith Urban. Looking like a cross between Gena Rowlands and Christopher Walken, Tyler introduced himself, in a husky whisper, as “Pepper LaBeija from the House of LaBeija.” (LaBeija was a drag queen and fashion designer who was featured in the documentary “Paris Is Burning.”) The judges were not fooled, but they were amused. Minaj, you’ll recall, labeled Tyler a racist after he questioned whether she and Carey have what it takes to recognize talent.

Loading comments...
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Already a subscriber?
Your city. Your stories. Your Globe.
Yours FREE for two weeks.
Enjoy free unlimited access to Globe.com for the next two weeks.
Limited time only - No credit card required!
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.
Thanks & Welcome to Globe.com
You now have unlimited access for the next two weeks.
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.