Nicki Minaj's COVID -19 vaccine 'swollen testicles' claim is false, says Trinidad health minister
Trinidad and Tobago Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh on Wednesday criticized as 'false' the claim by American rapper Nicki Minaj that a person on the Caribbean island suffered swollen testicles after receiving a COVID -19 vaccine.
1/5Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala - Met Gala - Camp: Notes on Fashion - Arrivals - New York City, U.S. - May 6, 2019 - Nicki Minaj. REUTERS/Mario AnzuoniRead MorePORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Trinidad and Tobago Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh on Wednesday criticized as "false" the claim by American rapper Nicki Minaj that a person on the Caribbean island suffered swollen testicles after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.
Trinidad-born Minaj sparked an international furor when she alleged on Twitter that her cousin in Trinidad refuses to get a vaccine because his friend become impotent after being vaccinated."His testicles became swollen. His friend was weeks away from getting married, now the girl called off the wedding," Minaj, who has 22.6 million Twitter followers, said on Monday.
The comments triggered an international backlash, with senior U.S. and British coronavirus officials condemning the claims.Deyalsingh also denounced the statement by the Grammy-nominated artist as a waste of time."One of the reasons why we could not respond yesterday in real-time to Miss Minaj is that we had to check and make sure that what she was claiming was either true or false. Unfortunately, we wasted so much time yesterday running down this false claim," Deyalsingh said. headtopics.com
When asked about Minaj's tweets, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease expert, said there was a lot of misinformation on social media."I'm not blaming her for anything - but she should be thinking twice about propagating information that really has no basis as except a one-off anecdote, and that's not what science is all about."
Minaj said in a separate tweet that she had not been able to complete enough research of her own on the COVID-19 vaccines to get one in time for the Met Gala, a star-studded fundraiser for New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art.Later, Minaj added that she will get vaccinated to be able to tour.
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TriniReporter People saying “it’s not true” doesn’t mean 💩! Where is the proof it’s not true? Y’all really think your words mean everyone should believe you? And this whole “misinformation” shiz..please!! That’s all WE have been getting from our own government! GTFO! He was cheating on you nicki Yeah, heard that crazy rumor at the pool, too!
The deceit. Why run to defend if not true So he got the vaccine with a unprotected syringe Next time use a syringe with a condom 'No shit' says everyone else. Who gives serious thought to that tweet beyond ridicule? I have just been watching the excellent TheWhiteLotus a scripted story about swollen testicles forms part of the story arc in eps1&2. No mention of Covid. Or Vaccinations..but I guess ‘the guy’ watched it. 😎.. and re-wrote his own narrative? Does NM write too?
She makes my beef pole swollen mate Why would anyone think she knows anything useful anyway! Ya don’t say?
Nicki Minaj Claps Back at Late Night Hosts Over Her COVID-19 Vaccine TweetNicki Minaj revealed her plans to skip the 2021 Met Gala after testing positive for COVID -19 — how she reacted to late night show jokes on it Who cares what that ignorant person does……. 🙄🙄🙄
But she did her own research, guys. How could this be? He checked them or cashed the check This is true. I was the balls In the name of Sars & his son Covid & the Holy Vaccine - innocent people die. Amen Well I'm going to say this to my people at this stage and point in a game just grow your own food that is all
Who the F*** gets their medical info from Minaj? Minaj should be banned from social media for disseminating criminally irresponsible misinformation that could negatively influence health and lives. What in the hell is the matter with our country that this bullshit is permitted? NICKIMINAJ ‘s 🧠 is inside her 🍑 🤷🏻♂️
Nicki Minaj says she won't attend Met Gala because of COVID-19 vaccination requirement'If I get vaccinated it won’t for the Met,' she tweeted. 'It’ll be once I feel I’ve done enough research.' I'm sorry ..who ? Bye Felicia Are we suppose to be upset over that?
Nicki has testicles But her sister's cousin's uncle's best friend eavesdropped on a guy who might've said something about either halls, walls, or balls. Hey, she is doing “research” on testicles…I’m sure something will “come up!” I’m kinda hoping she was just joking at this point…. Lol she has swollen balls…
Nicki Minaj says she didn't attend Met Gala because of Covid vaccination requirementRapper Nicki Minaj says she didn't attend the annual Met Gala due to the Covid-19 vaccine requirement. (tweet reissued to correct typo) What an ugly bunch thye were - Emma and young Beckham excepted. and it went on without her, right?
Dr. Fauci Weighs in On Nicki Minaj COVID Vaccine ControversyNicki Minaj fires back at haters of a recent Tweet regarding her COVID -19 vaccine stance. Niki Minaj isn’t an authority on vaccinations or anything else related to public health. If you want advice on parlaying a boob and booty job in to a rap career well…. No one cares what DR FAUCI TALKING BOUT.. I always get me medical advise from Dr. Minaj. She's researching the vaccine to make sure it's Ok.
Rap artist Nicki Minaj faces backlash after tweeting inaccurate information about Covid vaccinesMinaj skipped this year's Met Gala, which enforced a vaccine mandate, saying she was avoiding public events, generally, because she has a new baby at home. If that’s where you get your scientific info, you deserve what you get. You even found a picture for, 'Oops, my bad.' nice
Nicki Minaj says she won't attend Met Gala because of Covid vaccination requirementRapper Nicki Minaj says she will not be attending the annual Met Gala due to the Covid-19 vaccine requirement. ET TU, Nicki 😕😡 🥱 Isn’t that the point of a vaccine requirement though; if you don’t have it you can’t come? Not much of a statement when you’re literally following the rules.