Fleetwood Mac front woman Stevie Nicks is perhaps most commonly associated with the mystic, Welsh-witch image that she cultivated during her time in one of pop's most successful bands. In a recent interview with The Daily, though, Nicks revealed her darker side, telling a reporter that, given the chance, she would straight-up murder pop singer Nicki Minaj. As Blabbermouth notes, the comments were in response to a question regarding the recently publicized spat between Minaj and Mariah Carey, who are both judges on "American Idol": "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."
Nicks then went on to say that she wouldn't fancy the reality TV show gig: "If you stick me in the middle of a burning fire, I don't think I'd like it very much."
Nicks has since retracted the comments in an interview with Just Jared. As Gigwise reports, she described her remarks as out of character: "I want to apologise for my remarks about Nicki Minaj's behaviour 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."
Do you think that Stevie's comments were out of line? Or, the murder part aside, can you sympathize with some of the sentiments that she directed at Minaj? Let us know in the comments.