‘American Idol’ Feud: Stevie Nicks Apologizes for Saying She’d Strangle Nicki Minaj
The Fleetwood Mac frontwoman had much to say about the now-famous feud between American Idol judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey. Commenting on Minaj, Nicks had told The Daily, “How dare this little girl! If I had been Mariah I would have walked over to Nicki and strangled her to death right there.”
Now the “Stand Back” singer is offering a mea culpa.
“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,” Stevie said in a statement to Celebuzz.
“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.”
While the bad blood has generated headlines and hype around the show, some suspect the fracas is no more than a publicity stunt.
“I think right now, because the show isn’t airing, they are trying to keep the buzz up,” Season 3 contestant Diana DeGarmo told Celebuzz. “I think it’s just a case of them causing a stir to get people excited to see it. Then when it starts, it’ll be back to the contestants.”
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