Stevie Nicks payed tribute to her “hero” and “political rock star” Ruth Bader Ginsburg, after the Supreme Court Justice died of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer, Friday. She was 87.
“She was my hero. She fought for me, and all women,” the Fleetwood Mac singer tweeted shortly after news broke of Ginsburg’s death. “I feel today very much like I felt on the night my own mother died. I feel like someone punched me in the stomach. My tears have not stopped since a friend tip toed into my room and said ‘Stevie, Ruth died.’ (No need for the last name…)”
Nicks expressed regret in failing to meet RBG in person. It’s a pain the rock star says she will carry till her last days. “As with all legends, you think they will live forever, so you will get there in time. I did not get to meet her. I did not get to stand in her grace.”
The singer went on to note a shared revolutionary legacy, reshaping each of their respective career landscapes. Nicks even bestowed Hall of Fame honors upon the late Justice. “As a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, the first female to be inducted twice, compared to 22 men having been inducted twice, I Stevie Nicks, induct Ruth Bader Ginsburg into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame of Life.”
Stevie wasn’t the only prominent female artist paying tribute, Friday. Madonna showed respect to the late Supreme Court Justice with a touching Instagram post. “The Notorious. RBG...........This Woman—this Fearless Human did more for Women and this Country than most people know.............,” the artist captioned alongside two pictures of Ginsburg.
“Rest In Power Ruth Bader Ginsburg 🙏🏼.”