Nicki Minaj shared one of the reasons why she wasn’t able to attend the most fashionable event of the year – MET Gala 2021. On September 13, she tweeted, “They want you to get vaccinated for the Met. If I get vaccinated it won’t for the Met. It’ll be once I feel I’ve done enough research. I’m working on that now. In the meantime my loves, be safe. Wear the mask with 2 strings that grips your head & face. Not that loose one.” However, the attention to her persona regarding this topic started escalating for another reason.
Talking on Twitter with her fans, Nicki shared more tweets explaining why she is still not vaccinated and why she is still doing her research, “My cousin in Trinidad won’t get the vaccine cuz his friend got it & became impotent. His testicles became swollen. His friend was weeks away from getting married, now the girl called off the wedding. So just pray on it & make sure you’re comfortable with ur decision, not bullied.”
It wasn’t 24 hours before the media turned on the rapper, saying that she used her platform to spread bad narratives about getting vaccinated. However, the media didn’t take into consideration the tweet Nicki posted after telling the story about a friend of her cousin, “A lot of countries won’t let ppl work w/o the vaccine. I’d def recommend they get the vaccine. They have to feed their families. I’m sure I’ll b vaccinated as well cuz I have to go on tour, etc.”. Moreover, she asked her followers to answer on her poll which analyzes what vaccine is the most recommendable one for her personal research and future choice.
Seems like Nicky truly uses her platform for open, cozy and objective conversations with no prejudice attached. However, the Trinidad Health Minister claimed that Nicki’s allegations regarding “swollen testicles” are false.
At the press conference, Deyalsingh announced, “One of the reason we could not respond yesterday in real-time to Ms. Minaj was because we had to check and make sure what she was claiming was either true or false. We did, and unfortunately we wasted so much time yesterday running down this false claim. It is — as far as we know, at this point in time — there has been no such reported as a side effect.”
Minaj didn’t comment on the statement of the Health Minister. What’s coming next, we probably will get to know from her twitter.