Nicki Minaj has gone to battle with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, sending him a bizarre voice be aware on Twitter after he blasted her for claiming the COVID-19 vaccine might trigger impotence.
The rapper, 38, posted a voice message for Johnson on Twitter Tuesday the place she feigned an English accent and mockingly claimed she ‘went to Oxford’ and ‘went to college with Margaret Thatcher’.
Her message for the PM got here after he turned the newest public determine to wade into the drama over a flurry of tweets despatched out by Minaj the place she questioned the security of the vaccine – together with one the place she informed her 22 million followers it had left a cousin’s good friend ‘impotent’ and with ‘swollen’ testicles.
Johnson condemned her feedback and informed reporters he would slightly hear to NHS England’s high GP Nikki Kanani concerning the ‘great’ vaccine than the rapper.
The UK’s Chief Medical Officer Chris Witty additionally slammed the star, who has not been vaccinated and revealed she has contracted COVID-19, for spreading an ‘unfaithful’ and ‘ridiculous’ myth concerning the shot.
The saga first erupted when Minaj confirmed she wouldn’t be attending Monday evening’s hotly-anticipated Met Gala, which mandated solely totally vaccinated individuals may attend.
The rapper revealed on Twitter that she had not but taken the vaccine and stated ‘if I get vaccinated it will not [be] for the Met’. She additionally revealed she had examined optimistic for COVID-19 whereas prepping for the MTV Video Music Awards, inflicting her to skip that occasion Sunday.
Her feedback fueled a backlash from a number of media figures together with DailyMail.com columnist Meghan McCain and MSNBC host Joy Reid – who Minaj then accused of being ‘thirsty to down one other black lady’.
Nicki Minaj has gone to battle with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, sending him a bizarre voice be aware on Twitter after he blasted her for claiming the COVID-19 vaccine might trigger impotence
Chief Medical Officer for England Chris Whitty (left) and Prime Minister Boris Johnson at Downing Street this afternoon
Minaj took to Twitter moments after the interview with the British PM and chief medical officer aired, saying: ‘I really like him even tho I assume this was a diss? The accent ugh! Yassss boo!!!’
She then recorded an audio message for Johnson in a comedic British accent, tweeting: ‘Send this to the Prime Minister and let him know they lied on me. I forgive him. No one else. Only him.’
In the audio, she says: ‘Yes, good day Prime Minister, Boris, it is Nicki Minaj – I used to be simply calling to inform you that you just had been so wonderful on the information this morning. And I’m really British. I used to be born there. I went to college there. I went to Oxford.
‘I went to college with Margaret Thatcher. And she informed me so many good issues about you.
‘I’d love to ship you my portfolio of my work, since you do not know a lot about me, I’m an enormous, huge star within the United States.’
Johnson and Whitty had been requested about Minaj’s feedback throughout their joint press convention from Downing Street Tuesday afternoon.
The PM responded saying he was ‘not as acquainted’ with Minaj’s feedback and prefers to hear to a special Nikki.
‘I’m not as aware of the works of Nicki Minaj as I in all probability needs to be,’ he stated.
The rapper, 38, posted a voice message for Johnson on Twitter Tuesday the place she feigned an English accent and mockingly claimed she ‘went to Oxford’ and ‘went to college with Margaret Thatcher’
Her message for the PM got here after he turned the newest public determine to wade into the drama over a flurry of tweets despatched out by Minaj the place she questioned the security of the vaccine – together with one the place she informed her 22 million followers it had left a cousin’s good friend ‘impotent’ and with ‘swollen’ testicles (above)
‘But I’m aware of Nikki Kanani, celebrity GP of Bexley who’s appeared many instances earlier than you, who will inform you that vaccines are great and everyone ought to get them. So I want to hear to Nikki Kanani.’
Whitty warned individuals not to hear to individuals ‘peddling untruths’ and ‘myths’ concerning the vaccine, which he referred to as ‘clearly ridiculous.’
‘There are quite a lot of myths that fly round with various… a few of that are simply clearly ridiculous, and a few of that are clearly designed simply to scare. That occurs to be one in every of them. That is unfaithful.
‘My personal robust suggestion to media current and never current is repeating them in public really provides them credence which they do not want. They’re unfaithful, full cease.
‘If you concentrate on the place we are literally general… the nice majority of persons are getting vaccinated, so the nice majority of persons are ignoring these myths,’ he stated.
‘And in the event you speaking about individuals of their 50s and 60s and 70s, you are speaking about over 90 per cent of individuals getting vaccinated, and only a few individuals really are actively in… the anti-vax group.
‘There are a number of individuals who’ve received unusual beliefs, and positive, they usually make their very own decisions, and in a way, additionally positive, individuals, adults are allowed to make their very own decisions. However unusual that may be a fundamental precept of medical ethics really.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson (left)and Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty (proper) converse at Downing Street this afternoon the place they condemned her feedback on the vaccine
The Prime Minister stated he would slightly hear to NHS England’s high GP Nikki Kanani concerning the shot (above) than the rapper
‘But there are additionally individuals who go round making an attempt to discourage different individuals from taking a vaccine which could possibly be life-saving or forestall them from having life-changing accidents to themselves.
‘And lots of these individuals, I remorse to say, I believe know they’re peddling untruths and, however they nonetheless do it. In my view, they need to be ashamed. And I’ll depart it at that.’
DailyMail.com US editor-at-large Piers Morgan additionally received right into a spat with Minaj, writing: ‘Professor Whitty beefing with the ghastly @NICKIMINAJ (one of many rudest little madams I’ve ever met) just isn’t the breaking information that I anticipated in the present day – however it’s most welcome. She’s peddling lies that can price lives.’
The rapper fired again: ‘Sir I’ve by no means met you. I do know… all of us look alike. “Rudest little madam”. I prefer it. Has a particular ring to it.
Minaj additionally went to battle with DailyMail.com’s Piers Morgan
‘Thanks Pierce. Love the accent. I’d love to come chat. Scones. Tea. Clown nostril & huge pink footwear for you. Lmk babe.’
The disagreement continued with Morgan reminding her of a gathering he stated they’d and correcting her spelling of his identify.
‘Madam, we met on @AGT whenever you appeared as a visitor act – however you refused to say good day to my three younger sons since you had been ‘too busy’. Oh, and it’s ‘Piers’ – I do know, we Brit names all sound alike,’ he wrote.
Minaj responded by accusing Morgan of mendacity: ‘Stop fkng mendacity. I by no means flip down pics with youngsters. If a center individual informed you that, they had been out of line. don’t blame me you silly piece of s**t.’
The star has received into Twitter spats with quite a lot of individuals following her controversial vaccine feedback Monday.
Joy Reid, 52, referred to as out Minaj on her present The ReidOut Monday for utilizing her platform ‘to encourage our neighborhood to not shield themselves and save their lives’.
‘You have a platform, sister, that’s 22 million followers, OK? I’ve 2 million followers. You have 22 million followers on Twitter,’ Reid stated of Minaj on her present throughout a dialogue about vaccine mandates.
‘For you to use your platform to encourage our neighborhood to not shield themselves and save their lives, my God sister, you are able to do higher than that!’
Reid stated it’s a ‘blessing’ for Minaj to have such a big platform that individuals ‘hear to you’.
‘You received that platform – it is a blessing that you just received that! The individuals hear to you – they usually hear to you greater than they hear to me!’ she stated.
‘For you to use your platform to put individuals within the place of dying from a illness they do not have to die from, oh my God, sister.
‘As a fan, as a hip-hop fan, as someone who’s your fan, I’m so unhappy that you just did that, so unhappy that you just did that, sister. Oh, my God.’
Minaj hit again at Reid over her feedback on Twitter Monday evening accusing her of being ‘thirsty to down one other black lady’.
‘This is what occurs whenever you’re so thirsty to down one other black lady (by the request of the white man), that you just did not trouble to learn all my tweets,’ she tweeted.
Joy Reid, 52, referred to as out Minaj on her present The ReidOut Monday for utilizing her platform ‘to encourage our neighborhood to not shield themselves and save their lives’
Minaj fired again at Reid accusing her of being ‘thirsty to down one other black lady’ after the MSNBC host blasted her feedback
Minaj went on to name Reid an ‘Uncle Tomiana’ and a ‘mendacity homophobic c**n’, sharing grabs of a 2018 article the place Reid was accused of writing homophobic weblog posts
”My God SISTER do higher’ think about getting ur dumb ass on television a min after a tweet to unfold a false narrative a couple of black lady.’
Minaj, 38, took to Twitter Monday to model Reid a ‘mendacity homophobic c**n’ and slam her for ‘getting ur dumb a** on television a min after a tweet to unfold a false narrative a couple of black lady’.
Minaj went on to name Reid an ‘Uncle Tomiana’ and a ‘mendacity homophobic c**n’, sharing grabs of a 2018 article the place Reid was accused of writing homophobic weblog posts.
‘A mendacity homophobic c**n,’ she wrote.
‘I assume I can be part of within the reindeer video games too proper? Ppl can go on television & lie on me, I can report on them, too proper? Doesn’t have to be truths. It might be half reality.’
She added: ‘Uncle Tomiana requested who on earth would belief the US FDA guys…’ alongside a seize of a tweet Reid posted final yr the place she had questioned belief within the vaccine.
‘Who on God’s inexperienced earth would belief a vaccine by the @US-FDA?’ Reid wrote on the time.
Megan McCain, the DailyMail.com columnist and former host of The View, additionally fell foul to Minaj’s fury.
Minaj fired again at Reid on Twitter and retweeted posts the place individuals leaped to her protection over her Twitter posts
‘That’s completely sufficient web for in the present day,’ McCain tweeted in reference to one in every of Minja’s posts.
Minaj responded writing: ‘Eat s**t you.’
The rapper additionally retweeted a number of posts from buddies defending her, with one individual saying ‘nicki CLEARLY acknowledged she recommends ppl to get the vaccine.. do your analysis b4 u open your mouth.’
Earlier Monday, Minaj had voiced her hesitation in direction of the vaccine and criticized the Met for its mandate – regardless of testing optimistic for the virus.
‘I used to be prepping for vmas then i shot a video & guess who received COVID?’ she tweeted of her analysis.
‘Do u know what it’s not to have the ability to kiss or maintain your tiny child for over per week? A child who is simply used to his mama?
”get vaccinated’ Drake had simply informed me he received covid w|THE VACCINE tho so chile.’
Minaj stated she was open to getting the shot when ‘I really feel I’ve carried out sufficient analysis’ however not as a result of the Met Gala demanded it.
Megan McCain, the DailyMail.com columnist and former host of The View , additionally fell foul to Minaj’s fury
‘They need you to get vaccinated for the Met. If I get vaccinated it will not for the Met. It’ll be as soon as I really feel I’ve carried out sufficient analysis,’ she wrote.
‘I’m engaged on that now. In the meantime my loves, be protected. Wear the masks with 2 strings that grips your head & face. Not that free one.’
Minaj went on to push the bizarre declare that it may trigger impotence.
‘My cousin in Trinidad will not get the vaccine cuz his good friend received it & turned impotent. His testicles turned swollen,’ she tweeted.
‘His good friend was weeks away from getting married, now the lady referred to as off the marriage. So simply pray on it & be sure you’re snug with ur resolution, not bullied.’
Minaj insisted she wasn’t discouraging others from getting the jab, particularly those that want the shot to work.
‘I do know babe,’ she wrote to one fan who stated they had been mandated by work.
‘Quite a lot of international locations will not let ppl work w/o the vaccine. I’d def advocate they get the vaccine. They have to feed their households.’
She went on to add that she’ll possible get vaccinated sooner or later when/whether it is required for journey, saying: ‘I’m positive I’ll b vaccinated as effectively cuz I’ve to go on tour, and so on.’
The rapper had hit out on the Met Gala for its vaccine mandate saying she will not get the shot to go to style’s huge evening
She additionally revealed she had examined optimistic for COVID-19 whereas prepping for the MTV Video Music Awards, inflicting her to skip that occasion Sunday
Minaj informed her followers Monday she’s going to more than likely get the vaccine someday and insisted she was not discouraging others
Medical professionals had been fast to push again at her declare, with Dr. Leana Wen telling People: ‘It is simply not true that getting the COVID-19 vaccine is related to infertility in both males or females.’
‘In reality, we all know that there are literally penalties, if someone will get COVID-19, when it comes to the affect on the male reproductive system,’ she stated.
‘There have been research which have linked scrotal discomfort and low sperm depend to having COVID-19. In addition, there was an affiliation between scrotal swelling and congestion to having COVID-19. So, to emphasize, these usually are not related to the vaccine however with the illness.’
Neither impotence or swollen testicles are uncomfortable side effects listed on the CDC web site.
Her feedback questioning the shot’s security come at a time when Joe Biden is making an attempt to encourage unvaccinated Americans to get the vaccine.
NICKI MINAJ’S COVID VACCINE CLAIMS DEBUNKED
What did she declare?
The 38-year-old rapper stated her cousin refused to get jabbed after his good friend was vaccinated and suffered ‘swollen testicles’ and impotence.
‘So simply pray on it & be sure you’re snug with ur resolution, not bullied,’ she informed followers.
Is there any reality to the claims?
No. Not a single Covid vaccine at present being distributed is understood to trigger impotence (erectile dysfunction) or fertility points.
Medics might be positive of this as a result of practically 6billion doses have already been administered globally.
Major surveillance schemes are in place all over the world to decide up on any uncomfortable side effects or opposed reactions.
There have additionally been no recognized experiences of swollen testicles after getting the Covid vaccines.
Even if these issues had been taking place on a minuscule scale they might be anticipated to be detected due to the sheer quantity of jabs being administered.
What dangers do they vaccines carry?
Vaccines do, nonetheless, trigger a number of frequent, unusual and very uncommon uncomfortable side effects, starting from delicate to critical.
Most frequent uncomfortable side effects embrace muscle ache, fatigue, complications, fever and chills and different flu-like signs.
In extraordinarily uncommon circumstances, opposed reactions might be lethal.
Side results embrace:
Very Common (might have an effect on greater than 1 in 10 individuals)
- tenderness, ache, heat, itching or bruising the place the injection is given
- typically feeling unwell
- feeling drained (fatigue)
- chills or feeling feverish
- feeling sick (nausea)
- joint ache or muscle ache
Common (might have an effect on up to 1 in 10 individuals)
- swelling, redness or a lump on the injection website
- feeling or being sick (vomiting) or diarrhoea
- flu-like signs, equivalent to excessive temperature, chills, muscle aches, sore throat, runny nostril, cough, feeling weak
- ache in legs or arms
- low ranges of blood platelets (thrombocytopaenia)
Uncommon (might have an effect on up to 1 in 100 individuals)
- feeling dizzy
- sleepiness or feeling low in vitality
- decrease urge for food
- stomach ache
- enlarged lymph nodes
- extreme sweating
- itchy pores and skin or rash
Extremely uncommon (fewer than 1 in 10,000 individuals)
- extreme allergic response (anaphylaxis)
- blood clots occurring with low ranges of platelets (see beneath)
- swelling beneath the pores and skin (angioedema)
- coronary heart irritation (myocarditis)
- capillary leak syndrome (a situation the place fluid leaks from the smallest blood vessels, inflicting swelling and drop in blood strain).
- Guillain-Barré syndrome (a situation the place the immune system damages nerve cells)