Stevie Nicks reveals Fleetwood Mac's equal pay policy

music news 05/02/2018

Stevie Nicks has spoken about the fight against gender inequality and harassment in the entertainment industry, saying it's going to require persistence.

"Everybody needs to not let this be a kind of big wave and just go away and say, 'Oh well, you know, it's over and nobody cares anymore,'" Nicks told CNN. "Everybody has to keep really fighting because otherwise women, we will be swept under the carpet yet again and it will just start over."

The members of Fleetwood Mac were honoured last week at MusiCares before the annual Grammy Awards.

Stevie, who joined Fleetwood Mac in 1975 said she and Christine McVie haven't experienced much sexual harassment over the course of their careers.

"I think I've been very lucky," she said. "And maybe it's because when I joined Fleetwood Mac, Christine and I made a pact. We said we will never ever be treated like a second class citizen amongst our peers as we get more famous and more famous -- and if we're in a room with famous rock n' roll stars that are men and they treat us that way, we will scream at them and then we'll walk out." 

"We've been a force of nature our entire career, so nobody has dared to step over that line to Christine McVie and Stevie Nicks," she continued. "I'm such a raging monster when I'm angry that it would have never worked, so I'm really glad I never had to run into that."

She also said she was in full support of pay equality.

"Fleetwood Mac has two women and we all get paid the same," She said. "And if we didn't, Christine and I would be walking out the door."

Source: CNN