Following her claim that she would've strangled Nicki Minaj if she was Mariah Carey, Stevie Nicks has issued an apology to Minaj. Nicks had commented on Minaj and Mariah Carey's well-publicized feud on the set of Fox's American Idol, telling The Daily Beast: "How dare this little girl. . . 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."
She issued an apology to JustJared.com which states: "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 artists should be respectful toward one another and that includes me. I am truly sorry."