Nicki Minaj stayed home from the Met Gala and tweeted about her cousin’s friend’s swollen testicles

After falling foul of the Met Gala’s vaccine requirement, Nicki Minaj had simply no choice but to stay home and tweet about her cousin’s friend’s swollen testicles.

The rapper was forced to miss one of the most high-profile celebrity events of the year because she declined a COVID vaccine, saying she was still doing her “research”.

“They want you to get vaccinated for the Met. If I get vaccinated it won’t [be] for the Met,” Minaj tweeted on Monday (13 September).

“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.”

So while other A-listers were gathered for an evening of glamour and high fashion, Nicki Minaj had other plans – plans that involved testicle tweeting.

“My cousin in Trinidad won’t get the vaccine cuz his friend got it and became impotent,” she proselytised. “His testicles became swollen. His friend was weeks away from getting married, now the girl called off the wedding.”

The touching personal story has more than 88,000 retweets so far, prompting accusations that the star was spreading misinformation to her 22 million followers.

Recent scientific studies found no proof the vaccines cause any kind of fertility or sexual problems; the CDC also hasn’t listed impotency or engorged genitals as a side effect, and has explicitly stated “there is currently no evidence that any vaccines, including Covid-19 vaccines, cause fertility problems in women or men”.

Try telling that to Nicki Minaj’s cousin’s friend in Trinidad though.

The #MetGala: yes, about to dominate social media tonight

Nikki Minaj’s cousin’s friend’s balls: pic.twitter.com/7L1CTB0C3z

— Alanna (@alannacar) September 13, 2021

Nicki’s cousin walking down the streets of Trinidad after he got the vaccine: pic.twitter.com/W4OsLX0NFU

— Brian Jimenez (@BrivnJimenez) September 13, 2021

BREAKING: Footage of Nicki Minaj’s vaccinated cousin from Trinidad falling down the stairs at the Met Gala after he tripped over his swollen balls. pic.twitter.com/HbeOW8pP7s

— Colin Stevens (@ColinDStevens) September 13, 2021

*Mean Girls whisper* that’s why his balls are so big, they’re full of IMMUNITY

— Heidi N. Moore (@moorehn) September 13, 2021

Nicki Minaj cousin’s friend in Trinidad when he finds out that Nicki told the entire world about him being impotent and having swollen balls lmfao pic.twitter.com/Kqd4Izbo48

— Rich (@UptownDC_Rich) September 13, 2021

to the window, to the walls / til the vax swells up my balls

— Whet Moser (@whet) September 13, 2021

It didn’t take long before people pointed out a far more likely explanation for the man’s swollen testicles, not to mention his cancelled wedding.

Sorry, @NICKIMINAJ, not a side effect of the vaccine. It’s called hydrocele. In adults, the 2 primary causes are injury or STD (chlamydia or gonorrhea). Probably your cousin’s friend was taking one last marriage fling, picked up an STD & is blaming vaccines. He needs an MD, stat https://t.co/I7OFSFqK9o

— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) September 13, 2021

Nikki Minaj’s cousin blaming the Covid vaccine on his swollen balls. pic.twitter.com/6mgwwfQLGr

— Jamie East (@jamieeast) September 14, 2021

Despite all evidence to the contrary, Minaj has stood by her comments. The tweet is still posted on her timeline, and she responded to the online backlash by telling her followers: “I say what I want when I want how I want… Internet don’t scare me.”

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