The rapper caused controversy on Monday (13 September) after she tweeted the baseless declare that her cousin in Trinidad was not getting vaccinated as a result of his good friend took the shot after which allegedly turned impotent.
When CNN presenter Jake Tapper requested Dr Fauci whether or not there’s any proof that Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines pose the well being danger Minaj outlined in her controversial tweet, the US’s prime epidemiologist mentioned the reply is “a convincing no”.
The “Tremendous Bass” singer, who has almost 180 million followers on Twitter and Instagram mixed, posted a number of follow-ups to the tweet in query to underscore she was not in opposition to getting vaccinated per se.
Responding to varied fan accounts, the Trinidadian-born singer mentioned getting the vaccine was “the norm” and that she was sure she’d should get vaccinated quickly sufficient “to go on tour”.
Inside hours of posting, Minaj’s anecdote about her cousin’s good friend had unfold like wildfire on-line.
It was criticised by Chris Whitty and Boris Johnson throughout Tuesday’s (14 September) Covid-19 press convention, with Whitty saying that Minaj ought to have been “ashamed” of sharing misinformation together with her massive following.
Minaj responded by posting a bizarre voice note mocking the pair in a British accent, earlier than calling BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg a “dumbo” and Piers Morgan a “silly piece of s***”.
The tweet about her cousin’s good friend got here minutes after the Grammy-winning artist mentioned she would be skipping the 2021 Met Gala over its obligatory vaccine requirement.
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“If I get vaccinated it received’t be for the Met. It’ll be as soon as I really feel I’ve finished sufficient analysis. I’m engaged on that now,” she wrote.