A RATHER bitter war of words has broken out between Nicki Minaj on one side and Chris Whitty and Boris Johnson on the other.
The row exploded after the US rapper said she wouldn’t be getting the Covid vaccine just yet and was a no-show at the glamorous Met Gala.
What did Nicki Minaj say on Twitter about Chris Whitty and Boris Johnson?
In a series of Twitter message she told fans she would only get immunised once she’d done enough research.
Nicki, 38, skipped the Met Gala after she refused to get vaccinated.
The singer took to Twitter on Monday, September 13, 2021, to explain the reasons behind her no-show.
She told her fans: "They want you to get vaccinated for the Met. if I get vaccinated it won’t for the Met.
"It’ll be once I feel I’ve done enough research. I’m working on that now.
"In the meantime my loves, be safe. Wear the mask with 2 strings that grips your head & face. Not that loose one."
Before admitting she won't get vaccinated, fans on Twitter asked Nicki why she won't be attending the Met Gala.
The rapper responded: "I have an infant with no nannies during Covid. who mad? Not risking his health to be seen. One yaself."
She claimed a friend of her cousin developed swollen testicles and impotence after getting vaccinated against Covid-19.
This led to the UK’s Chief Medical Officer, `Chris Whitty, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaking out about the myths surrounding the vaccine.
The rapper then responded to being called out by tweeting over a video of Whitty's comments: "I love him even tho I guess this was a diss? The accent ugh! Yassss boo!!!"
And she replied to the British PM by sharing a recording: "Yes, hello Prime Minister, Boris, it's Nicki Minaj – I was just calling to tell you that you were so amazing on the news this morning.
"And I'm actually British. I was born there. I went to university there. I went to Oxford.
"I went to school with Margaret Thatcher. And she told me so many nice things about you.
"I'd love to send you my portfolio of my work, since you don't know much about me, I'm a big, big star in the United States."
The singer, who was actually born in Trinidad and Tobago, tweeted about the tongue-in-cheek recording: "Send this to the Prime Minister and let him know they lied on me.
"I forgive him. No one else. Only him."
What did Chris Whitty and Boris Johnson say about Nicki Minaj?
The UK's Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty has slammed "ridiculous" and "strange" vaccine myths peddled by US rapper Nicki.
Whitty said: "There are a number of myths that fly around, some of which are just clearly ridiculous, and some of which are clearly designed to just scare.
"That happens to be one of them. And it's untrue.
"There are a group of people with strange beliefs and that's fine, and they make their own choices. People are adults they are allowed to make their own choices.
"But there are also people who go around trying to discourage other people from taking a vaccine which could be life-saving or prevent them from having life-changing injuries to themselves.
"And many of those people, I regret to say, I think know that they are peddling untruths but they still do it.
"In my view, they should be ashamed."
Responding to the question from journalists, Johnson said: "I'm not as familiar with the work of Nicki Minaj as I probably should be but I am familiar with Nikki Kanani, superstar GP of Bexley.
"She will tell you that vaccines are wonderful and everybody should get them.
"So I prefer to listen to Nikki Kanani."
Health Secretary Sajid Javid has also waded into the argument, slamming Minaj for peddling "ridiculous" myths and "outright lies" about the Covid vaccines.
Javid fumed: "I don't want to draw attention to such ridiculous tweets.
"People in the public eye, whether a celebrity or politician, should be very careful with their language and certainly should not be spreading untruths.
"They should really be honest with people about how these vaccines are working, how they're saving lives and allowing us to get back to normal."
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