Nicki Minaj ‘Offered a Call’ From White House to Answer Her COVID Vaccine Concerns
Nicki Minaj has requested that the White House respond to her questions about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines. Minaj, 38, announced on Twitter on Wednesday that she has been invited to the White House following her controversial statements concerning vaccine adverse effects earlier this week.
The Trinidadian rapper wrote, “The White House has invited me & I think it’s a step in the right direction. “Yes, I’m going. I’ll be dressed in all pink like Legally Blonde, so they know I mean business. She added, ” I’ll ask questions on behalf of the ppl who have been made fun of for simply being human.”
Despite Minaj’s tweet regarding a meeting, a White House official tells PEOPLE that the administration contacted her for public health education over the phone. “As we have done with others, we offered Nicki Minaj and one of our doctors a call to answer her questions regarding the vaccine’s safety and effectiveness,” the official claims.
On Monday, the beautiful singer announced that she would not be attending the Met Gala due to the event’s vaccination requirements. She followed up with a story of a family member’s buddy who “become impotent” after getting vaccinated. Nicki also said on Monday that she caught COVID-19 while filming a music video. While assuring a fan that she encourages vaccination for individuals who need it for their employment, she also revealed that she would most likely receive the vaccine herself before going on tour.
Furthermore, Nicki received outrage after her vaccine comments, prompting more fiery Twitter responses from MSNBC’s Joy Reid, former Good Morning Britain anchor Piers Morgan, and Meghan McCain. Dr. Leana Wen, a public health expert, told PEOPLE that impotence is not a known adverse effect of any of the COVID-19 vaccines approved by the Food and Drug Administration, despite Minaj’s claims.
“It’s simply not true that obtaining the COVID-19 vaccine causes infertility in either males or females,” said Wen, an emergency physician and George Washington University, public health professor. According to Wen, Minaj, anyone who catches COVID-19 before getting the vaccination can get their first dosage as soon as their symptoms improve.
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