Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks: 'I Would Strangle Nicki Minaj To Death'

Mac singer apologizes after saying she would kill "American Idol" judge.

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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.

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    Glass Prisoner
    Hate when musicians, actors, whoever, make comments that probably reflect what they actually feel then rectract them the next day because of media or fan backlash. Does no one have the balls to actually stand by what they say??
    Frank Turner recently lambasted Minaj on Twitter for being a diva/bitch to some backstage workers at an outdoor festival. He later posted regretting making a bigger deal out of it than he needed to, but didn't apologize for what he said about her.
    How do you know that's why she retracted her statement? Maybe she's mature enough to realize how immature the statement sounded.
    It's like Matt Sorum said, Billie Joe Armstrong's rant was pretty bad ass, until he ruined it by apologizing after.
    What the fu ck is a nicki minaj?!
    She's a person who lip-syncs to an auto-tuned vocal track and had 1 (maybe two) radio hits. The media likes to talk about her because a few comedians have made jokes about her abnormally large @$$.
    Actually, I think the media attention for the @$$ is actually for Kim Kardashian. In which case, she's just a lip-syncing two-hit wonder who will (hopefully) be out of the public eye in a couple years when she gets replaced by a 16-year old folk singer on youtube who gets discovered by Usher and completely changes her style in order to sell records. F*CK the internet.
    She's a pop singer.
    @Galfadez: first the pussy riot article and now this one? I'm just going to give you a forewarning: most posts on this site are sarcastic
    Haha I was being sarcastic in both of them, y'all just take my comments too seriously. It's an American thing.
    Sarcasm can transfer over the internet. A sarcastic reply to a sarcastic comment doesn't transfer well
    Any other time I would assume that was a sarcastic joke, but judging from the picture i can see how you may have mistook her for a creepy, fish-woman hybrid.
    I've always been a fan of Stevie Nicks and Fleetwood Mac, but this just made my day. F*ck yeah!
    Tim the Rocker
    Dave Mustaine?... Josh Homme?... ehm... I dunno... Ted Nugent? But yeah, I hate when this happens; they speak their mind and then they have the media on their back to change what they said or other people might get puh-huh hurt... It's ridiculous... And truely, Nicki M. is a horrible singer and judge - I spit and fart in her general direction.
    Stevie has balls, I remember when she told Lindsey Lohan to "stop doing drugs and get a grip"!
    HER?? The woman who used to have cocaine blown up her ass told Lindsey Lohan to stop doing drugs?? Woahhh, now that's when you really know you have a problem
    UG misquoting her in the headline. She said she would strangle her if she was mariah carey. Therefore no personal vendetta was suggested. That said, Nicki Minaj is one of the worst pop stars of recent memory.
    That pic makes Nicki Minaj look like that women who had too much plastic surgery and now resembles a cat.
    "I think all artists should be respectful toward one another and that includes me. I am truly sorry." But Nicki Minaj isn't an artist... I think Stevie Nicks just dared to say what we all think.
    Stevie wouldn't really strangle her, she'd draw a pentagram on the floor, light a few candles, and invoke demons to break Nicki's pre recorded vocal track in the middle of every show she played from now until eternity
    She's not even hot. Tell me I'm wrong if you still disagree with me once you hit puberty.
    Obama FTW
    Yeah, you're right. I'm 19 and I have yet to hit puberty. People think Angelina Jolie is attractive, I would give it to Nicki Minaj. Please accept my apology for posting my opinion.
    Nero Galon
    Best thing about this is the pictures UG have used haha! Made Stevie look really butch and capable of serious damage and Minaj look... Well, no comment XD
    Stevie Nicks is just a bitch. Went on a tour of the Comcast Center (Mansfield, MA) and asked who the worst artist to accomodate/work with was. They said hands down that it was Stevie Nicks.
    stevie don't apologize for speaking your mind! u said what u said and does minaj really have credibility to be judging idol? not like idol has any credibility though
    I'm actually listening to Gypsy right now, funnily enough. I've been wondering what the rumours about these two were about. I'm obviously on Team Nicks as opposed to Team Plastic Whore.
    Am I the only person who think that that picture makes Nicki Minaj look like some sort of Avatar Real Doll... or is that actually how she looks?
    I respect stevie more and more everytime i read about her she knows how to make real music and write her OWN songs how the flying **** minaj is judging anyones vocal talent is ****ing blasphemy!!