Nicki Minaj ignited a massive COVID-19 vaccination controversy on Twitter earlier this week, which quickly spread to major news outlets and a slew of internet sites.
The multi-platinum rapper announced on Monday (September 13) that she will not be attending the 2021 Met Gala since evidence of vaccination was necessary for entrance, and she wanted to conduct more “research” before receiving one.
She also stated that a friend of her Trinidadian cousin had the vaccination, which caused his testicles to enlarge, according to him. Of course, this sparked a barrage of jokes, some of which even made it to Trevor Noah’s Daily Show.
But according to CNN anchor Don Lemon, the White House was more than willing to educate Nicki on the vaccine. On Wednesday (September 15), Lemon tweeted, “A source tells CNN that @NICKIMINAJ was offered a conversation with a doctor to clarify the efficacy and side effects of the vaccine not a visit to the White House. A White House statement is coming shortly.”
Lemon followed up with, “A White House official tells @cnn’s Jeff Zeleny that ‘As we have with others, we offered a call with Nicki Minaj and one of our doctors to answer questions she has about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine.’”
Nicki Minaj looked enraged that her ideas were being questioned online, and she ended up attacking television host Joy-Ann Reid, whom she said had taken her remarks out of context.
“A lying homophobic coon I guess I can join in the reindeer games too right,” she tweeted. “Ppl can go on tv & lie on me, I can report on them, too right? Doesn’t have to be truths. It can be half truths. Uncle Tomiana asked who on earth would trust the US FDA guys… @JoyAnnReid.”