'Who on earth would trust a vaccine approved by the FDA?' Nicki Minaj shames Joy Reid by digging up her old tweet questioning safety of the shot, after MSNBC host ridiculed the rapper for not getting vaccinated

 Nicki Minaj pulled out an old Tweet from last September in which MSNBC host Joy Reid asks her followers 'who on Earth would trust a vaccine approved by the @US_FDA?' as the latest jab in the pair's feud surrounding Minaj's vaccine hesitancy.  

The spat erupted after Reid, 52, called out Minaj for using her platform 'to encourage our community to not protect themselves and save their lives' after the rapper posted tweets questioning the safety of the vaccine to her 22 million followers.

'I guess I can join in the reindeer games too right? Ppl can go on tv & lie on me, I can report on them, too,' Minaj, 38, wrote. 'Doesn’t have to be truths. It can be half truths. Uncle Tomiana asked who on earth would trust the US FDA guys…'

A screenshot of a 2018 Vox article entitled 'The Joy Reid controversy, from homophobic blog posts to a hacking claim, explained,' was also attached to Monday's post - Minaj called Reid, 52, a 'lying, homophobic c**n.'

'I mean, will anyone … anyone at all … ever fully trust the @CDCgov again?' wrote MSNBC host Joy Reid in the offending Tweet, posted on September 17 2020. 'How do we get a vaccine distributed after this broken, Trumpist nonsense has infected everything? Even if Biden wins?'

'I mean, will anyone … anyone at all … ever fully trust the @CDCgov again?' wrote MSNBC host Joy Reid in the offending Tweet, posted on September 17 2020. 'How do we get a vaccine distributed after this broken, Trumpist nonsense has infected everything? Even if Biden wins?'

Nicki Minaj called tv host Joy Reid an 'Uncle Tomiana' and a 'lying homophobic c**n', sharing grabs of a previous Twitter posts questioning the trustworthiness of the FDA, in addition to articles surrounding her previous homophobic tweets in 2018

Nicki Minaj called tv host Joy Reid an 'Uncle Tomiana' and a 'lying homophobic c**n', sharing grabs of a previous Twitter posts questioning the trustworthiness of the FDA, in addition to articles surrounding her previous homophobic tweets in 2018

'I mean, will anyone … anyone at all … ever fully trust the @CDCgov again?' wrote Reid in the offending Tweet, posted on September 17 2020.

'How do we get a vaccine distributed after this broken, Trumpist nonsense has infected everything? Even if Biden wins?'

Two days later, on September 19, 2020, Reid posted again about her own vaccine hesitancy: 

'After Trump's HHS, led by a guy who sees shadows on his wall and thinks government scientists are leading a seditious coup vandalized the CDC website with fake news... why would any sensible person take a vaccine Trump had anything to do with?' 

Reid has yet to address her previous posts regarding the COVID-19 vaccine on her social media accounts or television program. 

On Monday, Minaj kicked off the controversy when she revealed on Twitter that she had not yet taken the COVID-19 vaccine and said 'if I get vaccinated it won't [be] for the Met' when the Gala announced that only fully-vaccinated people could attend.

She told her fans she is holding off until she has 'done more research' and regaled a wild claim that a friend of her cousin became 'impotent' and his 'testicles became swollen' after he got the shot.  

While Minaj would have been banned from attending the Met because she is unvaccinated, she said she was also forced to skip it as she had tested positive for COVID-19 while prepping for the MTV VMAs. 

Nicki Minaj has fired back at Joy Reid accusing her of being 'thirsty to down another black woman' after the MSNBC host blasted the rapper live on air for not promoting the COVID-19 vaccine to her 22 million social media followers

Nicki Minaj has fired back at Joy Reid accusing her of being 'thirsty to down another black woman' after the MSNBC host blasted the rapper live on air for not promoting the COVID-19 vaccine to her 22 million social media followers

Reid, 52, had called out Minaj on her show The ReidOut for using her platform 'to encourage our community to not protect themselves and save their lives'

Reid, 52, had called out Minaj on her show The ReidOut for using her platform 'to encourage our community to not protect themselves and save their lives'

'You have a platform, sister, that is 22 million followers, OK? I have 2 million followers. You have 22 million followers on Twitter,' Reid said of Minaj on her show during a discussion about vaccine mandates. 

'For you to use your platform to encourage our community to not protect themselves and save their lives, my God sister, you can do better than that!'


Reid said it is a 'blessing' for Minaj to have such a large platform that people 'listen to you'.

'You got that platform - it's a blessing that you got that! The people listen to you - and they listen to you more than they listen to me!' she said.

'For you to use your platform to put people in the position of dying from a disease they don't have to die from, oh my God, sister. 

'As a fan, as a hip-hop fan, as somebody who is your fan, I'm so sad that you did that, so sad that you did that, sister. Oh, my God.' 

Minaj hit back at Reid over her comments on Twitter Monday night.

'This is what happens when you're so thirsty to down another black woman (by the request of the white man), that you didn't bother to read all my tweets,' she tweeted.

''My God SISTER do better' imagine getting ur dumb ass on tv a min after a tweet to spread a false narrative about a black woman.' 

Minaj, 38, took to Twitter Monday to brand Reid a 'lying homophobic c**n' and slam her for 'getting ur dumb a** on tv a min after a tweet to spread a false narrative about a black woman'

Minaj, 38, took to Twitter Monday to brand Reid a 'lying homophobic c**n' and slam her for 'getting ur dumb a** on tv a min after a tweet to spread a false narrative about a black woman'

Minaj went on to call Reid an 'Uncle Tomiana' and a 'lying homophobic c**n', sharing grabs of a 2018 article where Reid was accused of writing homophobic blog posts. 

'A lying homophobic c**n,' she wrote.

'I guess I can join in the reindeer games too right? Ppl can go on tv & lie on me, I can report on them, too right? Doesn't have to be truths. It can be half truth.'  

Megan McCain, the DailyMail.com columnist and former host of The View, also fell foul to Minaj's fury.

'That's entirely enough internet for today,' McCain tweeted in reference to one of Minaj's posts.

Minaj fired back at Reid on Twitter and retweeted posts where people leaped to her defense

Minaj fired back at Reid on Twitter and retweeted posts where people leaped to her defense

Minaj responded writing: 'Eat s**t you.' 

The rapper also retweeted several posts from friends defending her, with one person saying 'nicki CLEARLY stated she recommends ppl to get the vaccine.. do your research b4 u open your mouth.'

Earlier Monday, Minaj had voiced her hesitation towards the vaccine and criticized the Met for its mandate - despite testing positive for the virus. 

'I was prepping for vmas then i shot a video & guess who got COVID?' she tweeted of her diagnosis. 

'Do u know what it is not to be able to kiss or hold your tiny baby for over a week? A baby who is only used to his mama? 

''get vaccinated' Drake had just told me he got covid w|THE VACCINE tho so chile.'  

She shared she had COVID-19 after news she was skipping the Gala began to circulate online.

Responding to a dismayed fan who noticed Minaj hadn't made a public appearance in a year, she tweeted: 'I have an infant with no nannies during COVID. who mad? Not risking his health to be seen. One yaself.'

Minaj welcomed her son last year and has kept a very low profile since.  

The rapper also missed the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday after testing positive.  

Megan McCain, the DailyMail.com columnist and former host of The View , also fell foul to Minaj's fury

Megan McCain, the DailyMail.com columnist and former host of The View , also fell foul to Minaj's fury 

Minaj said she was open to getting the shot when 'I feel I've done enough research' and not because the Met Gala demanded it.

'They want you to get vaccinated for the Met. If I get vaccinated it won't for the Met. It'll be once I feel I've done enough research,' she wrote.  

'I'm working on that now. In the meantime my loves, be safe. Wear the mask with 2 strings that grips your head & face. Not that loose one.' 

Minaj went on to say that she wasn't discouraging others to get the jab, especially those who need the shot to work.

'I know babe,' she wrote to one fan who said they were mandated by work. 

'A lot of countries won't let ppl work w/o the vaccine. I'd def recommend they get the vaccine. They have to feed their families.' 

She went on to add that she'll likely get vaccinated in the future when/if it is required for travel, saying: 'I'm sure I'll b vaccinated as well cuz I have to go on tour, etc.'

But hours later Minaj was peddling conspiracy theories, tweeting: '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. So just pray on it & make sure you're comfortable with ur decision, not bullied.' 

The rapper hit out at the Met Gala for its vaccine mandate saying she won't get the shot to go

The rapper hit out at the Met Gala for its vaccine mandate saying she won't get the shot to go

She also claimed the shot left a cousin's friend 'incompetent' and caused his testicles to 'become swollen'

She also claimed the shot left a cousin's friend 'incompetent' and caused his testicles to 'become swollen'

Medical professionals were quick to push back at Nicki's wild claim, with Dr. Leana Wen telling People: 'It is just not true that getting the COVID-19 vaccine is associated with infertility in either males or females.' 

'In fact, we know that there are actually consequences, if somebody gets COVID-19, in terms of the impact on the male reproductive system,' she said.

'There have been studies that have linked scrotal discomfort and low sperm count to having COVID-19. In addition, there has been an association between scrotal swelling and congestion to having COVID-19. So, to emphasize, these are not associated with the vaccine but with the disease.'

Still, Minaj seemed to be about discourse, also responding to fans who said they had good experiences with the shot.

'That's amazing babe. This is the norm,' she wrote to one who said she was Covid-free after getting jabbed.

Continuing the conversation, Minaj posted a poll asking which vaccine people were taking.

But after several hours, she appeared to be exhausted, writing: 'You have been tweeting about me for an hour. You not #Tide yet? Mad I'm my own person? Mad the internet can't scare me away?'

'It's always someone who looks like you. Polls are very much a part of research. Real experiences, Open dialogue, etc. Go put on your red clown tingz.'  


A Twitter representative later told reporter Donie O'Sullivan: 'Nicki Minaj's tweets don't break Twitter's COVID-19 misinformation rules.'  

Several major names also missed out on this evening's Met Gala red carpet - begging the question of whether this year's strict COVID protocols prompted some of the event's regulars to sit out this year's soiree.

In the first Met Gala since Vogue canceled the event amid the pandemic last May, all guests were required to show masks and provide proof of vaccination, in keeping with New York City's mandate for entry to indoor dining, indoor fitness facilities, and indoor entertainment including concerts, movie theaters, and museums.

Ahead of the event, quite a few Met Gala regulars announced or hinted that they would be staying home as well as Minaj, including Kylie Jenner, Sarah Jessica Parker, Andy Cohen, and Zendaya.

While some of the stars have cited prior engagements, filming schedules, and the fact that the event is 'a lot to take on,' their absence may have some fans wondering if it was in fact the vaccine or mask mandate that kept them sidelined.  

Then there were the stars who simply failed to show up, including Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, and Bella Hadid - all of whom had been expected to attend.  

Nothing fishy: A Twitter representative later told reporter Donie O'Sullivan: 'Nicki Minaj's tweets don't break Twitter's COVID-19 misinformation rules'

Nothing fishy: A Twitter representative later told reporter Donie O'Sullivan: 'Nicki Minaj's tweets don't break Twitter's COVID-19 misinformation rules'

'Who on earth would trust a vaccine approved by the FDA?' Nicki Minaj shames Joy Reid by digging up her old tweet questioning safety of the shot, after MSNBC host ridiculed the rapper for not getting vaccinated 'Who on earth would trust a vaccine approved by the FDA?' Nicki Minaj shames Joy Reid by digging up her old tweet questioning safety of the shot, after MSNBC host ridiculed the rapper for not getting vaccinated Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 06:34 Rating: 5

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