Earlier this week, Minaj faced a backlash after Minaj wrote a tweet saying that a friend of her cousin had become impotent from the vaccine.
Rapper Nicki Minaj returned to the White House on Wednesday after the Biden administration made a statement clarifying that it had offered her a phone call to discuss her coronavirus vaccine hesitation, and not in person.
“Do you think I’d be lying about being invited to the White House by going on the Internet? Like what? Do you guys see what’s going on right now?” Minaj said in a 14-minute post on Instagram.
“Do you all think I’d be lying about being invited to the White House by going on the Internet?”
She claimed that her manager and publicist were on a call with the White House in which administration officials said, “We would like to invite Nicky to come to the White House” to speak with Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy and Dr. Anthony. for. Fauci.
She said she told White House officials she would not travel and suggested some sort of public or private “live” video on social media.
The White House was ready to do a “live” session, she said, but never made the trip to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue from the table.
Earlier on Wednesday, a White House official said the rapper was only offered a phone call to speak to experts to discuss vaccine safety.
“As we have with others, we offered a call with Nicki Minaj and one of our doctors to answer questions about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine,” the official said. NBC News.
Minaj had tweeted, “The White House has invited me and I think it’s a step in the right direction. Yep, I’m leaving. I’ll be wearing all pink like Legally Blonde so they know I’m going Means business. I ask questions on behalf of ppl who are just made fun of being human.”
She later said in her Instagram video that the White House called back after tweeting about the invitation and was “not very happy” about talking about it publicly.
Minaj also tweeted on Monday that she had skipped the Met Gala, which requires a vaccine, adding that she wants to do more research before getting it. She cited not traveling alongside her new baby and encouraged people to wear masks.
The uproar started earlier this week when Minaj, in a viral tweet on Monday, made an unfounded claim that a friend of her cousin’s in Trinidad became impotent after being vaccinated.
On Tuesday, Fauci explicitly dismissed the claim.
“There is no evidence that this happens, nor is there any mechanistic reason to imagine that it will,” Fauci said. CNN. “There is a lot of misinformation mostly on social media, and the only way to combat misinformation and misinformation is to provide lots of accurate information and essentially dismiss these types of claims, which may be innocent on their part. I’m not blaming him for anything, but he should think twice about publicizing information that really has no basis.”
At a news conference on Wednesday, Trinidad’s Health Minister Terence Deylsingh said his government had “wasted so much time” with Minaj’s claim about impotence.
“There are no reports of such side effects or adverse events of testicular swelling in Trinidad,” he added. USA Today.
Minaj also claimed in the video that the Democratic Party and other liberals (not the callers from the White House, she specified) were trying to “murder” her character.