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Stevie Nicks 'Would Have Killed' Nicki Minaj: Offended by Rapper's Actions Towards Mariah Carey UPDATE
- Posted on Oct 10th 2012 12:15PM by Jason MacNeil
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"I want to apologize for my remarks about Nicki Minaj's behavior toward Mariah Carey which I said during a long and exhausting day of interviews. It was very out of character for me and I deeply regret what I said. I feel very protective toward Mariah Carey who has gone through many difficulties in her life and I spoke without thinking. I think all artist should be respectful toward one another and that includes me. I am truly sorry."
Singer Stevie Nicks says she wouldn't have stood for what hired rapper/hook contributor Nicki Minaj did to Mariah Carey recently, by smack-talking the "Butterfly" singer on the set of American Idol. In fact, she would've literally gone on the attack.
According to The Daily, Nicks was being interviewed for her forthcoming documentary In Your Dreams when the Minaj-Carey topic arose.
"How dare this little girl!" Nicks told the publication. "If I had been Mariah I would have walked over to Nicki and strangled her to death right there. I would have killed her in front of all those people and had to go to jail for it."
Minaj has yet to comment on Nicks' statements, but tweeted yesterday on receiving four American Music Award nominations and stating she was "very, very grateful."
Nicks, who was a guest mentor last year on American Idol, also said if she and fellow Fleetwood Mac singer Lindsey Buckingham were starting their careers today they'd definitely try to get on American Idol or some other televised talent competition.
"That's how you get seen these days," she said. "I would have had to drag (Lindsey) kicking and screaming. He probably would have given them the finger."
According to the site The Nicks Fix, Nicks attended the Hamptons International Film Festival on Sunday where the documentary premiered. Nicks, who released her last studio album In Your Dreams in 2011, is also slated to headline An Enduring Vision benefit gig in New York on Oct. 15 for Elton John's AIDS Foundation.