Nicki Minaj sparked a massive debate on Twitter earlier this week when she asserted she needed to do more “research” on the COVID-19 vaccine before she agreed to get it.
Among the most inflammatory remarks was her claim her Trinidadian cousin’s friend became impotent after taking the vaccine, which led to swollen testicles.
As the jokes erupted on social media, late-night television shows and even national news, Nicki remained defiant, sparring with television host Joy-An Reid and anyone else who crossed her.
Now, Nicki Minaj has set her sights on CNN anchor Don Lemon who had some thoughts regarding the “swollen testicles” theory during Wednesday’s (September 15) episode of Cuomo Prime Time.
“The people who aided and abetted Trump are stupid because they believed his big lie,” Lemon said, referencing the former president. “The people who are not getting vaccines, who are believing the lies on the internet instead of science, it’s time to start shaming them or leave them behind because they are keeping the majority of Americans behind.”
He continued, “The people talking about, ‘I don’t know what’s in the shot. You know what they get shots in nowadays? In their rear ends, they’re getting shots to make it bigger. They’re getting shots in their face. They don’t know what’s in Botox … You don’t have to listen to a minority of people who are being harmful to the greater good and who are not acting on logic, reason, and science.”
Nicki was incensed by Lemon’s remarks and went on Instagram to slam the longtime reporter for insinuating she’d prefer to get Botox injections than take a potentially life-saving vaccine.
“Now if I start discussing what you get in YOUR rear end, I’d be wrong right?” she wrote. “If you’re ever discussing facts with a person who’s telling you how to buy, or get smthng & you go ‘ok cool, tell me more about it’ and they start insulting you, RUN.”
Adding, “he couldn’t wait to deliver that line. He rehearsed it all night. Def has a little dick. Mad cuz the shot couldn’t fix THAT. 3-4 inches max.”
Meanwhile, Minaj is getting an outpouring of support from fans and colleagues in the music industry including Spice and Macka Diamond.
Nicki Minaj believes that she is being persecuted for speaking out about the coronavirus vaccine even though many of her claims have already been debunked. She went live on Instagram on September 15, to express her sentiments.
Nicki also said that she believed there was an attempt to assassinate her character because she has chosen to speak up for those who do not have a voice.
She’s already received support for her comments from two female dancehall deejays. Spice said, “Onika you are under attack because you’re “black and intelligent” when we are too educated we become a problem to society . May God watch over you and cover every step you take.”
Macka Diamond wrote, “United we stand divided we fall most black people still don’t get you are a strong minded black woman and you are blessed God is in control blessed love stay focus and prayed up.”
Nicki Minaj also took the opportunity to respond to the severe backlash she’s received following her comments on Twitter where she alleged that a family friend suffered an unusual side effect of the vaccine which made him impotent. Several popular talk show hosts in the US like Trevor Noah and Joy Reid addressed the issue.
“The first attack was from a black woman. This thing to assassinate me is from an Uncle Tomiana when 80 per cent of the artistes y’all are following right now feel the same way about the vaccine and are too afraid to speak on it,” she said.
Nicki Minaj added “And guess what they are doing right now? If they assassinate me and my character and make me look crazy or stupid, guess what? No one else will ever ask questions again. Don’t you see what’s happening?”
Before ending the video, she added that she was disgusted by the fact that people are being laughed at and aren’t being allowed to ask questions.
“Disgusting that a person can’t speak about questions or thoughts about something they have to put in their body. You see they have to get people who can just get on there and make women of colour look f***ing dumb, they can’t deal with smart women, whenever a smart woman challenges anything they get called a bitch or crazy, pick one or pick both,” she said.
The rapper also recently claimed that she had been banned from Twitter for her views but that was also debunked by a representative of the social media site. That person confirmed that her account was not being looked at for any breach of policy at the moment.
As is commonplace, her Barbz were in full support even though many of the things she claimed in the video were untrue.