Nicki Minaj’s thirdhand swollen testicles claim is now the subject of a public statement from Trinidad and Tobago’s Minister of Health Terrence Deyalsingh.

Per a regional report from CNC3, Deyalsingh announced he and his team were not able to find any truth to the claim of Minaj’s cousin’s friend having been left with swollen genitalia after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

“We had to check and make sure that what she was claiming was either true or false,” Deyalsingh said in a news conference. “Unfortunately, we wasted so much time yesterday running down this false claim. As far as we know at this point in time, there has been no such reported either side effect or adverse event.”

Continuing, Deyalsingh reiterated the fact that time had been wasted responding to this claim: