Nicki Minaj Scrutinized For Tweeting False COVID Vaccine Side Effects

In Summary

 Nicki Minaj explained her absence from the Met Gala on Monday in a tweet about a family friend getting swollen testicles and becoming impotent.

Nicki Minaj has come under fire after putting out misinformation regarding a family friend getting swollen testicles and becoming impotent from the COVID-19 vaccine.  

The rapper announced on Monday that she wouldn’t be attending this year’s Met Gala due to attendees being required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Nicki Minaj revealed to her twitter followers that not only had she not gotten the vaccine, but she hadn’t “done enough research” to make a decision. 

Minaj’s public skepticism of the COVID-19 vaccine is the most recent of any celebrity, and it comes at a time when the United States is struggling with the pandemic and getting people to get fully vaccinated.  

Minaj didn’t just stop at denouncing putting the vaccine in her body. She told a story on her social media bout a friend of her cousins’ who had received the COVID-19 vaccine and was forced to call off his wedding because “his testicles became swollen.”  

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Minaj continues to stand by her post on social media. The tweet can still be viewed on her timeline, and the rapper backed it up by telling her followers, “I say what I want when I want how I want.”  

After the tweet went viral and memes began popping up, MSNBC host Joy Reid spoke out against Minaj on Twitter: “For you to use your platform to encourage our community to not protect themselves and save their lives… As a fan, I am so sad that you did that.”  

Minaj responded to the tweet with a message to Joy Reid.  

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