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Stevie Nicks Apologizes for Threatening Nicki Minaj over 'American Idol' Feud
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11 Oct 2012 09:44 AM EST

-by Anthony Bell, Contributing Writer; Image: Stevie Nicks (Image Source: Sonia Moskowitz / Getty)

After her harsh statement regarding the Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey feud on American Idol, Stevie Nicks has apologized, saying it was “out of character.”

Earlier this week, while promoting her documentary In Your Dreams in East Hampton, N.Y., the former Fleetwood Mac singer explained that she was happy to not appear on Idol as a coach this year, especially after Minaj’s outburst towards Carey.

“How dare this little girl! ... If I had been Mariah I would have walked over to Nicki and strangled her to death right there,” Nicks said, according to The Daily. “I would have killed her in front of all those people and had to go to jail for it.”

The 64-year-old songstress was singing a different tune Tuesday, however, after realizing the weight of her words.

“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,” the “Landslide” singer said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “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 artists should be respectful toward one another and that includes me. I am truly sorry.”

Neither Minaj nor her rep have responded to the statements.

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