Earlier this week, Nicki Minaj posted her thoughts on COVID-19 vaccines and the Met Gala. It did not go over well. "They want you to get vaccinated for the Met," she wrote. "If I get vaccinated it won’t for the Met. It’ll be once I feel I’ve done enough research."
As fans pushed back, Minaj shared a fan's dubious claim of side effects followed by one of her own: "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."
Outrage ensued, to the point where Trinidad & Tobago Health Minister Dr. Terrence Deyalsingh responded to Minaj's claim on Wednesday. "Unfortunately we wasted so much time yesterday running down this false claim," Dr. Deyalsingh said. "As far as we know at this point in time, there has been no such reported side effect or adverse event." Watch the clip from his press conference below.