Nicki Minaj Continues to Push Vaccine Side Effects Argument Amid Increasing Criticism
Nicki Minaj's public vaccine hesitancy continued on Wednesday, as she took to Twitter to argue with followers about the legitimacy of the COVID-19 vax.
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Nicki Minaj isn’t backing down from her COVID-19 vaccine infertility story.
Two days after announcing she had COVID-19 and claiming her cousin’s friend found his testicles swollen following his vaccine shot, the Queens rapper took to Twitter to respond to fans questioning her vaccine hesitancy.
Addressing a fan who accused health officials of acting like the coronavirus vaccine doesn’t have side effects, Nicki said: “And that’s where they keep missing the mark. It’ll scare ppl even more. Can’t ‘joke’ their way out of it, can’t try & make ppl look stupid, can’t say they’ve tested everyone in their country & this never happened.”
In another tweet, Nicki claimed that the White House has invited her to speak at next week’s meeting of the U.N. General Assembly.
“The White House has invited me & I think it’s a step in the right direction,” she responded to a fan who suggested she speak at the event. “Yes, I’m going. I’ll be dressed in all pink like Legally Blonde so they know I mean business. I’ll ask questions on behalf of the ppl who have been made fun of for simply being human.”
From there, Nicki’s tweet storm pivoted into politics, as one follower pointed out that Tucker Carlson, who Minaj posted a video of in which he appears to support her claims, was a “white nationalist.”
“Right. I can’t speak to, agree with, even look at someone from a particular political party,” she responded. “Ppl aren’t human any more. If you’re black & a Democrat tells u to shove marbles up ur ass, you simply have to. If another party tells u to look out for that bus, stand there & get hit.”
Minaj’s remarks arrive just a day after President Joe Biden’s chief medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci rebuked her testicle vaccination claims, explaining that there’s “no evidence” that COVID-19 vaccines cause a loss of fertility.
“The answer to that, is a resounding no,” Fauci told CNN’s Jake Tapper. “There’s no evidence that it happens, nor is there any mechanistic reason to imagine that it would happen. So the answer to your question is ‘no.’”
Despite Fauci’s take on the matter, Nicki has decided to double down on her controversial vaccine comments, which—according to the rapper—has led to her being suspended on Twitter, a claim that Twitter has since denied.
“Twitter did not take any enforcement action on the account referenced,” a spokesperson for the company said.
Minaj also hopped onto IG Live and vowed to never use the social media platform again.
Check out her latest series of tweets regarding the coronavirus vaccine below.