The legendary Fleetwood Mac vocalist put out a statement that explained her remarks were spoken “during a long and exhausting day of interviews.” She also added that her remarks were “very out of character for me and I deeply regret what I said.”
Nicks explained that in addition to feeling exhausted from a long day of handling the press, she also felt protective toward Mariah Carey, who in Nicks’ words, “has gone through many difficulties in her life.”
Nicks’ own statement went something along the lines of, “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 gone to jail for it.”
Taking a more level-headed view of things today, Nicks went on to say, “I think all artists should be respectful toward one another and that includes me.”
Stevie Nicks is of course no stranger to celebrity feuds. As a member of Seventies super group Fleetwood Mac, the singer was involved in one of the most complex and multifaceted prolonged feuds of the rock era; with band members suffering a string of failed inter-band marriages, affairs, and other conflicts.