It’s been many days since the latest American Idol scandal broke, with Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey smack at the center of it, after footage emerged online showing the two locked in a bitter and very foul-mouthed verbal dispute. It’s far from over though – if Stevie Nicks has her say.Speaking about the incident that’s gotten the entire world talking about either a massive PR stunt or one of the biggest celebrity rifts ever recorded on camera, the former Fleetwood Mac singer stresses she would have never allowed the rapper to behave like that towards her, if she was Mariah Carey.
“How dare this little girl! If I had been Mariah I would have walked over to Nicki and strangled her to death right there,” Stevie says, as cited by The Daily.
“I would have killed her in front of all those people and had to go to jail for it,” Nicks goes on to say.
The whole thing started when Nicki lost her cool at Mariah at one of the American Idol auditions, with one camera accidentally capturing her entire outburst.
Not only did the rapper tell Mariah she would have never imagined she’d be so “boring,” but she also called her names and insulted her for being a poor loser.
“Every 5 minutes. So every time you patronize me, I'm-ma take it back, and if you've got a [expletive]-ing problem, handle it,” Nicki yelled at Mariah.
“I told them I'm not [expletive]-in' putting up with her [expletive]-ing highness over there. Figure it the [expletive] out. Figure it out,” she continued, adding that she was being “harassed” for every single minute of every single day.
Later on, Mariah told Barbara Walters that her people had heard Nicki threaten to shoot her after she walked out, which the rapper denied.
Stevie has already apologized for the statement above, blaming it on a sense of over-protective-ness for Mariah and a too hot temper on her own part.
“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,” she says.