New York rapper Nicki Minaj might be able to have a sigh of relief over her COVID-19 vaccine concerns. The head doctor in the White House’s response to the global coronavirus pandemic Anthony Fauci has responded to Onika’s reasoning behind not getting the shot.
Dr. Fauci Calls Cap On Nicki Minaj’s Beliefs
This week, Fauci appeared on a CNN broadcast and kept things 100 on Nicki’s now-infamous tweets. Interviewer Jake Tapper asked the doctor if there was any evidence the current vaccines cause reproductive issues in both men and women.
“The answer to that Jake is a resounding no. There’s no evidence that it happens nor is there any mechanistic reason that it would happen. So the answer to your question is no. … There’s a lot of misinformation mostly on social media and the only way we know to counter mis and disinformation is to provide a lot of correct information and to essentially debunk these kinds of claims which may be innocent on her part, I’m not blaming her or anything but she should be thinking twice about propagating information which really has no basis except as a one-off anecdote. That’s not what science is all about” (CNN)
Nicki Minaj Almost Breaks Internet Over Vaccine Comments
Nicki initially went to her Twitter page to speak on her absence from this week’s Met Gala event. Despite her past appearances at the star-studded Big Apple gathering, Minaj revealed a vaccination requirement made her ultimately fall back.
“Love u babe. I was prepping for vmas then i shot a video & guess who got COVID? Do u know what it is not to be able to kiss or hold your tiny baby for over a week? A baby who is only used to his mama? “get vaccinated” Drake had just told me he got covid w|THE VACCINE tho so chile … I had the exact same symptoms as ppl with the damn vaccine … 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”
Prior to the Internet fully reacting to Nicki’s tweets, she clarified her stance. Minaj also admitted she would most likely eventually get the vaccination in an effort to tour and perform.
“Who cares what blogs gon do? Y’all always worried about blogs. This my real fkn life. They can choke … 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 … 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.”
Nicki Minaj Deals W/ Backlash + Media
Onika even asked fans to provide their take on what vaccination they recommended. However, things quickly heated up once Nicki started reacting to media outlets covering her comments.
“You have been tweeting about me for an hour. You not #Tide yet? Mad I’m my own person? Mad the internet can’t scare me away? It’s always someone who looks like you. Polls are very much a part of research. Real experiences, Open dialogue, etc. Go put on your red nose clown tingz.”
Summer Walker Is Not Supporting The Vaccine
R&B singer Summer Walker wants zip-zero to do with vaccinated people. The popular crooner recently came forward to share her issues with anyone getting treatment to lessen the severities of COVID-19.
Walker went to her burner Instagram account to keep things 100. She relied on the power of IG Story to encourage those folks to steer clear of her.
“If U Vaccinated Please Stay Away From Me”