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Another day, another article about purportedly swollen testicles.
On Thursday night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, 50 Cent stopped by to chop it up about his soon-to-premiere BMF series. The Starz series, debuting Sept. 26, is set to feature appearances by Snoop Dogg and Eminem. Toward the end of the conversation, Kimmel jokingly asked 50 about casting a certain pair of testicles in the series.
“I heard that you got—and I know this is supposed to be a surprise—but I heard you got Nicki Minaj’s cousin’s friend’s testicles to be on this show. Is that true?” Kimmel said, prompting a response from 50 during which he shared an assessment about Minaj’s widely refuted vaccine-related testicles comments.
“Listen, you didn’t look at the details of that situation,” 50 joked. “The details said he was about to get married. I think the testicles, it could be from the bachelor party. Nobody said that. Why nobody thought about the bachelor party? Now, if you had a really good bachelor party and then stuff starts swelling, it was Pfizer!”
See 50’s full interview up top. Also discussed in greater detail is working with Snoop and Em, the latter of whom had long remained hesitant (until recently) about taking on more roles after the success of 8 Mile.
Minaj’s comments, as anyone who’s even remotely been paying attention to the world around them already knows, have recently been a subject of criticism from health officials. Trinidad and Tobago’s Minister of Health Terrence Deyalsingh, for example, lamented during a news conference earlier this week that “so much time” was wasted being tasked with running down Minaj’s “false claim” about her cousin’s friend being left wit swollen testicles after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.
“What was sad about this is that it wasted our time yesterday trying to track down, because we take all these claims seriously, whether it’s on social media or mainstream media,” he said. “As we stand now, there is absolutely no reported such side effect or adverse event of testicular swelling in Trinidad, or I dare say anywhere. None that we know of anywhere else in the world.”