Nikki Minaj Dragged for Story About a Friend's Swollen Private Parts Due to COVID-19 Vaccine

Nikki Minaj Dragged for Story About Her Cousin’s Friend’s Swollen Private Parts Due to COVID-19 Vaccine

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Rapper Nicki Minaj is being criticized for her stance on the COVID-19 vaccine.

The “Yikes” rapper revealed she contracted COVID-19 earlier this year. In a tweet, Minaj explains why she pulled out of the VMAs.

Minaj tweeted, “Love u babe. I was prepping for vmas then i shot a video & guess who got COVID? Do u know what it is not to be able to kiss or hold your tiny baby for over a week? A baby who is only used to his mama?”

Minaj, whose son will turn one later this month, then made a comment that had the internet going.

“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.”

The COVID-19 vaccines currently available in the U.S. have some side effects. However, impotence is not listed as one of them.

People began responding to Minaj’s tweet with humor. 

“Your cousin’s friend prolly just picked up an STD but please keep going,” one Twitter user wrote.

By Monday evening, “Minaj” became a trending topic on Twitter, with 60,000 tweets made about the rapper.

However, despite her views, Minaj said that she would likely get vaccinated, not because she wants to but because companies are requiring employees to get the shot.

“A lot of countries won’t let ppl work w/o the vaccine. I’d def recommend they get the vaccine. They have to feed their families. I’m sure I’ll b vaccinated as well cuz I have to go on tour, etc,” she wrote.

But people on Twitter kept issuing a collective side-eye to the Anaconda rapper’s reasoning.

Meanwhile, President Biden spent last week criticizing people for refusing to get vaccinated. Some 80 million Americans are currently unvaccinated. However, President Biden announced his administration’s new approach to fighting the coronavirus pandemic.  He plans to create mandates for millions of American workers to either get the coronavirus vaccine, get tested at least weekly, or face disciplinary action.