Steven Tyler: ‘American Idol not my cup of tea’
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Rock singer Steven Tyler said he “loved and hated” his two-year stint as a judge on American Idol but admitted the TV singing contest was “not my cup of tea.”
Tyler, who announced in July he was quitting America’s most-watched entertainment show after two years as a judge, told Rolling Stone magazine that he took the job partly to wait out an internal feud in his band, Aerosmith.
“It was something to do while the storm blew by, to be honest,” he said in an interview in the Aug. 2 issue. “I loved it and hated it. It was a great job, I sat next to J Lo and I made a ton of money. It was a moment in life and it became larger than life,” he added.