Young Money’s Nicki Minaj originally went to Twitter to talk about why she was not attending this week’s Met Gala in New York.
The conversation quickly took a turn with her discussing she was not ready to get the COVID-19 vaccine until she has done more research. She also told a story about a cousin’s friend who took the vaccine and suffered swollen testicles.
Nicki wrote, “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.”
“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.”
Many blogs and publications took her tweets out of context and claimed she wouldn’t go to the MET due to a vaccine requirement when she stated it was due to her son’s health. Joy Ann Reid took to television to criticize her as well for discouraging people from taking the vaccine when in reality that’s not what she said.
How do you feel about Nicki Minaj’s tweets? Is it not fair for her to do research before taking the vaccine instead of being peer pressured and bullied into it? Would all these publications have misconstrued her words and taken them out of contact had she been a different race? Let us know what you think in the comments.