Stevie Nicks Apologizes For Threatening To Strangle Nicki Minaj

After speaking out on the American Idol feud between Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj, Fleetwood Mac songstress Stevie Nicks has retracted her comment that she would have "strangled" Minaj were she in the same position that Carey had been.

Nicks said that the comments had been made after "a long and exhausting day of interviews." She added that the remarks were "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," Nicks continued. "I think all artists should be respectful toward one another and that includes me. I am truly sorry."

The incident between Minaj and Carey featured Minaj cursing and screaming at Carey in a dispute over a contestant on the show.

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