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11 October 2012, 14:51 | Updated: 11 October 2012, 15:27
The 'Superbass' singer came under fire from the 64 year-old star for her part in the Mariah Carey American Idol fight.
Fleetwood Mac star Stevie Nicks has issued an apology to Nicki Minaj after her recent comments concerning "strangling" the star.
The 64 year-old singer's remarks came during an interview with The Daily, where she criticised the 'Starships' rapper over her part in the Mariah Carey American Idol fight.
She was quoted as saying: "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."
However, she has now issued an apology during an interview with Just Jared, where she believed the remarks were completely out of character and the result of a long day of interviews.
"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," she said. "It was very out of character for me and I deeply regret what I said."
Stevie added that the only reason she said anything of the sort was down to her admiration for the 'Dreamlover' singer.
"I feel very protective toward Mariah Carey who has gone through many difficulties in her life and I spoke without thinking," she admitted. "I think all artists should be respectful toward one another and that includes me. I am truly sorry."
Nicki and Mariah came to blows during auditions in Charlotte, North Carolina earlier this month.
Producers for the show attempted to downplay the incident after there were reports of death threats from the Trinidad-born star.
Example also made his feelings towards Nicki clear during a recent interview where he said no one will remember her in ten years time.