Amid the growing controversy surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine and her reported hesitancy on the subject, Nicki Minaj has drawn the attention of several authorities on the subject, including Dr. Anthony Fauci and the White House — which the White House claims was a phone-only invitation, according to Minaj — as well as censorship on social media platforms such as Twitter.
Initially, Minaj expressed dissatisfaction with the Met Gala's vaccination requirement, claiming that the event, which needed vaccination in order to attend, was not worth considering a COVID-19 vaccine. Anecdotal and unsubstantiated information about an acquaintance who had suffered from a particularly bizarre vaccine adverse effect was provided as a response to her complaint.
“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,” she wrote.
When asked about Minaj's vaccine hesitancy, Fox News host Tucker Carlson responded by stating that she was drawing attention, not because of the anecdote or even her apparent vaccine hesitancy, but because she was advocating for individuals to make their own decisions rather than being bullied by politicians, specifically Vice President Joe Biden.
Tucker noted that Minaj’s statement, “just pray on it and make sure ur comfortable with ur decision, not bullied,” was likely the trigger and that media and political leaders felt threatened: “They couldn’t let it stand.”
— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) September 15, 2021
According to Minaj's responses, it was at that point when the liberals absolutely lost their heads. Suddenly, Minaj's mentions were flooded with messages from people telling her that she was tweeting as a "white supremacist" and that she should not put her faith in Republicans.
The conservative support Minaj received, on the other hand, was unnecessary, as was the infrequent commenter who claimed that one might agree with Tucker Carlson's concept of self-reliance while not also being a vaccination skeptic. She didn't say much, just fired back.
‘Right. I can’t speak to, agree with, even look at someone from a particular political party. Ppl aren’t human anymore. If you’re black & a Democrat tells u to shove marbles up ur ass, you simply have to. If another party tells u to look out for that bus, stand there & get hit,” she snapped.