Nicki Minaj’s alleged threat against Mariah Carey during an “American Idol” judging event in North Carolina was not seen as professional or uplifting by many. Even the stars had something to say about Minaj’s behavior; such was the case for iconic singer and former Fleetwood Mac front woman Stevie Nicks.
After hearing about the incident and discord between Minaj and Carey, Nicks was quoted as saying: “How dare this little girl!… If I had been Mariah, I would have walked over to Nicki and strangled her to death right there.”
It seems as if Nicks has had time to reflect on her statement and retracted that statement this week. After a change of heart, Nicks reportedly apologized for making the comment: “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 Fleetwood Mac singer said in a statement.
Nicks, who appeared as a guest mentor on Season 11 of “American Idol” also shared her admiration for Carey and how she misspoke towards Minaj: “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.”
So what are your thoughts? Did Stevie Nicks take a higher road and do the right thing in apologizing?
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