Nicki’s comments Monday afternoon before the Met Gala left the internet poking holes in her testicle-vaccination claims, including commentary from some well-known personalities. But that didn’t mean the Queen rapper was going to stay silent.
“You have a platform, sister, that is 22 million followers, okay? I have 2 million followers,” Joy Reid said on her MSNBC show The ReidOut. “You have 22 million followers on Twitter. For you to use your platform to encourage our community to not protect themselves and save their lives…my god, sister, you can do better than that. You’ve got that platform. It’s a blessing. It’s a blessing that you got that, that people listen to you. And they listen to you more than they listen to me. For you to use your platform to put people in the position of dying from a disease they don’t have to die from, oh my god, as a fan, as a hip-hop fan, as somebody who’s your fan, I’m so sad that you did that.”
Nicki responded swiftly, pointing out that two white men were sitting to Joy’s left and right on air, saying, “The two white men sittin there nodding their heads cuz this uncle tomiana doing the work chile. How sad.”
“This is what happens when you’re so thirsty to down another black woman (by the request of the white man), that you didn’t bother to read all my tweets,” Minaj shared. “‘My God SISTER do better’ imagine getting ur dumb ass on tv a min after a tweet to spread a false narrative about a black woman.”
The rap superstar then pointed out two of her own tweets from Monday, in which she said it was “the norm” to get the vaccine and not contract the virus, and shared other vaccine recommendations, adding that the MSNBC host didn’t use them in her broadcast.