England’s chief medical officer, Chris Whitty , criticized Nicki Minaj after telling her she should be “ashamed” of her anti-vaccine message. Professor Chris Whitty addressed the ‘Anaconda’ rapper’s concerns during a press conference.
Chris Whitty slaps Nicki Minaj over swollen testicle claim
On Monday, the 38-year-old rapper addressed her 22 million Twitter followers with the bizarre claim that her cousin won’t get vaccinated because his friend did and became impotent. “His testicles swelled up,” she tweeted.
“His friend was weeks away from getting married, now the girl called off the wedding. So pray and make sure you are comfortable with your decision, don’t be intimidated.”
Professor Chris Whitty addressed the ‘Anaconda’ rapper’s concerns during a joint press conference at Downing Street with Prime Minister Boris Johnson. He criticized the “false” claims of those discouraging people from getting vaccinated and said, “They should be ashamed.”
“There are a number of myths flying around … some of which are clearly ridiculous and some of which are clearly designed to scare. That happens to be one of them. It’s false,” he said.
Johnson added, “I’m not as familiar with Nicki Minaj’s work as I am with Nikki Kanani, the superstar GP of NHS England Primary Care Medical Director Bexley, who will tell you that vaccines are wonderful.”
Minaj has since responded to a clip from the press conference after which a fan tweeted “thinking about the bars Nicki will spit on this.”
“I love it even though I guess this was an upset…,” she tweeted Tuesday. “The accent uf!!! yassss boo !!!! ”
thinking about the bars Nicki will spit about this 🙂 pic.twitter.com/c505RgvfkC
— Fabio 🇮🇹 (@onikamajestyy) September 14, 2021
Impotence or swelling of the genitals are not listed as side effects of the Covid vaccine, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.