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Her claim is not legit.
On Monday, singer Nicki Minaj advised caution when considering COVID vaccinations because they supposedly caused the testicles of her cousin’s friend in Trinidad to become inflamed, which led to his fiancée calling off their wedding. He also became impotent, Minaj claimed.
Trinidad’s leading health official said his department checked out the “I’m Legit” singer’s claims and they appear to be limp.
“One of the reasons we could not respond yesterday in real time to Miss Minaj is that we had to check and make sure that what she was claiming was either true or false,” Trinidad and Tobago health minister Terrence Deyalsingh said at a press conference Wednesday.
Minaj’s bizarre claim made the rounds on evening talk shows including “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” According to the Hill, Deyalsingh said the highly influential pop star sent his team on a wild goose chase.
“Unfortunately, we wasted so much time yesterday running down this false claim,” he said.
Deyalsingh added that “there is absolutely no reported such side effects or adverse event of testicular swellage in Trinidad.”
Dr. Anthony Fauci also blasted the 38-year-old LaGuardia High School graduate for making what he felt was an irresponsible statement. Kimmel joked Tuesday night that he’d love to speak with Minaj’s cousin’s friend.
Minaj, who skipped Monday’s Met Gala where vaccinations are required for entry, doubled-down on her claim.
“He’s willing to talk for the right price,” she tweeted. “I’m his manager. Call me, Jimmy.”