(Trinidad Guardian) International backlash erupted over Trinidad and Tobago-born United States-based rapper Onika “Nicki Minaj” Maharaj’s social media claims in relation to COVID-19 vaccines.
And that included a denial on her view from Chief Medical Adviser to the US President Dr Anthony Fauci and England’s chief medical adviser, Prof Chris Whitty.
United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson was also drawn into the issue, as were T&T-born people overseas and locally after the rapper put T&T on the global map with her theory about the vaccine’s side effects.
On Monday, Minaj spoke about the requirement to be vaccinated in order to attend this year’s Met Gala event in the US. Show biz queens Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez and other headline acts attended the gala.
However, in a message on Twitter, an apparently unvaccinated Minaj said, “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. ….”