The 38-year-old Trinidad-born rapper urged followers to “pray on it” and “make sure you’re comfortable” with the decision to take or refuse the experimental drug. For herself, Minaj said she was doing her own research before she decided whether to get the jab.
The obviously “irresponsible” comments advocating personal autonomy and due diligence set off a firestorm of frenzied media attention.
MSNBC’s Joy Reid expressed the views of many in the mainstream press when she slammed Minaj for her tweet in a now-viral segment. During her diatribe, Reid trotted out old accusations that Minaj and others who question the shots are killing people by encouraging them to make their own medical decisions.
Never one to pass up using the race card, Reid added that she was “so sad” that a woman of color would steer people in “our community” away from getting the shot, and jeered when Minaj retweeted a clip of Fox News’ Tucker Carlson (a far-right “white supremacist,” of course) backing the pop star’s message.
Minaj refused to back down, defending herself for standing on the same side as Carlson on at least this one issue, while throwing the race card back at Reid.
But the primary takeaway from the Nicki Minaj dust-up is not so much what Minaj said, or the spicy back-and-forths traded with Reid via Twitter.
The real story is that the media and the political establishment have once again shown their hand.
The point is that in today’s culture, race is just a stand-in for politics, and vaccine acceptance versus refusal is not “black and white.”
Do you hear that fucking crowd? NICKI MINAJ IS A FUCKING ICON
Does She Fear the Crowd? NO!!!! The crowd is hers!
For the past two years, Nicki Minaj has refrained from making very many public appearances as she focused on her growing family.
However, tonight at Lil Baby’s Back Outside Tour stop at Staples Center in Los Angeles, she returned to the stage for the first time to perform her verses from “Seeing Green” and BIA’s “Whole Lotta Money” remix.
You can watch videos captured by attendees below. The crowd goes bananas as Nicki emerges from backstage, reasserting her presence in pop culture as a rapper instead of a controversy magnet.
Nicki Minaj is unleashing on MSNBC’s Joy Reid for being “so thirsty to down another black woman,” after the TV host lectured the rapper for her COVID-19 vaccine skepticism.
Minaj’s expletive-laden rant against Reid was posted to Twitter Monday night after the rap star wrote about her hesitancy to get the shot amid Met Gala requiring proof of vaccination.
“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. 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 tweeted.
What is there about Nicki Minaj not to like! Not to love?
Minaj is magnificently human, totally human! Properly subjective of mind as we are all born capable of defending herself and speaking her mind positively in the public, when she thinks it is necessary to do so, risking the dangers in such activity comparative to the value of what she said.
The value of what Minaj said outweighs the apparent danger in her speaking out and she took the risk! Bully to her and she at least has my support...100% of it!
On Joy Reid! Who herself is woman of color?
Covid is not a basic issue of skin color and ethnicity save in angular and minute ways. Reid apparently has been tasked to turn it into a racial issue to minimise, dilute and misdirect the significant but truthful impact of what Minaj said on the dangerous vaccines
Of course Reid is a media personality and no one becomes a media personality for the big media without being Tom and Thomasina, totally controlled people wo must do as they are told. Reid made her choice and sold her soul. Minaj has not sold her soul, is her own person not a sellout! I know the story of Minaj's personal life that is in the public. I am familiar with that kind of life having come out of similar myself.
I understand Nicki's life to the extent that I see it, know that kind of life what she has been through growing up. and Nicki has the rebellious personality that matches that growth experience and I love her for it. Nicki Minaj is perfect, talented, beautiful and her success is earned and justified. Minaj is owned by no one!
Dominica offers freebies to people getting vaccination
To encourage more people to get vaccinated, the government of Dominica has decided to offer exciting prizes to lucky winners.
According to WIC News, a special camp was setup at Mahaut Market on Saturday and residents who will have their jabs there will get the chance to win mobile phones, passes for exotic resorts and more.
Rayburn Blackmoore, the current Minister for Justice, Immigration and National Security, said people would get an opportunity to win the following prizes:
An A12 Samsung Mobile Handset compliments from FLOW Dominica
An A02 Samsung Mobile Handset
One day Pass for 2 Persons at Jungle Bay Resort Meals included
Two day Passes at Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski Dominica meals included
A Gift Certificate valued at $250.00 from the Continental Store
Dominica has previously offered cash rewards for its residents who decided to have their COVID-19 vaccines.
Everyone who gets vaccinated in the Mahaut camp on Saturday would get an opportunity to have their name placed in the final draw, which wiil be done on the same day. Residents can tune in via Facebook and DBS Radio for updates and announcement of winners.
Three vaccines are currently available in Dominica and these are Astrazeneca, Sinopharm, and Pfizer.
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(quote)The vaccine is not a cure but it will prevent you from getting seriously ill if you get infected with the virus. TAKE THE SHOT!
I do not agree! the vaccines are from 20-21 years ago tried for another purpose and failed with seriously bad effects on human bodies
With the advent of Covid they are the very same exact failed vaccines rolled out for Covid under the emergency rubric, and are given to people under mandate just so! just like that! with hit and miss killer effect and consequences for everyone who agree to the 'Jab'! A serious gamble with peoples lives just like that!
The vaccines have ABSOLUTELY NO POSITIVE EFFECT OF ANY KIND ON COVID! VACCINES DO NOT PREVENT NOR PROTECT FROM THE VIRUS! THEY DO NOT PREVENT OR REDUCE HOSPITALIZATIONS! THEY DO NOTHING SAVE MAKE INFECTION MORE ASSURED OR WORSE WHEN IT HAPPENS - THE SO-CALLED 'BREAK-THROUGH' CASES. ALL THAT IS SAID IN THE POSITIVE ABOUT THE VACCINES ARE LIES!
To me one of the biggest proof of the rubbish that is all the vaccines talk is the nation of India! India and Indians...a huge lackey nation and peoples who kiss up to the white people endlessly... have tossed the vaccines as inefficacious and dangerous to the Indian people, and went for Ivermectin wholesale!!
India now distributes kits of Ivermectin to the Indian people at the cost of 2 dollars and sixty-five cents USD each! and India has seen massive improvement! drop of rates of infection and deaths as a result
That is the truth about the vaccines! That is why they have made them emergency and experimental ensuring that they could engineer the NO LIABILITY FACTOR ABOUT THE PUBLIC USE OF THE VACCINES NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS TO PEOPLE AS A RESULT!
NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS TO THE PEOPLE WHO USE THE VACCINES BIG PHARMA HAS NO LIABILITY OR RESPOSBIIY AND STILL COLLECT TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS FOR THEIR FAKERY!
Don't you see that Chairman!?
Why else would they protect themselves this way?
This is the first time in history Big Pharma has done anything like that relative to any medication they have rolled out! Its as clear as a bell pealing in the morning quiet! Right there in front of our faces. And the evidence of the use of the failed vaccines from 2 decades ago has been reported and proven by several whistle blowers.
THE EVIDENC OF THE MASSIVE FRAUD OF THE VACCINES IS MOUNTING EVERY DAY THAT PASSES.
I DONT KNOW IF YOU GUYS REALLY READ THE NEWS OR ARE CAPABLE OF MAKING SENSE OF WHAT YOU READ, AND HAVE THE EMOTIONAL STRENGTH TO ACCEPT AND DEAL WITH THE TRUTH YOUR COMMON SENSE REVEALS TO YOU
And the governments of the west Indian nations are disgusting, unendingly corrupt, in total thrall and possession of the white capitalists.
The west Indian governments are doing to the west Indian people what they are told to do by the white capitalists!
Disgusting people! Black and Indian just like the ordinary population of the region. Yet they are exposing them to those killer vaccines in the interest of a small group of enormously rich white forriners