Nicki Minaj found herself in the middle of a controversy yesterday. The New York City-bred rapper took to Twitter to share her views on the COVID-19 vaccine after announcing she would not be attending the Met Gala.

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

She went on to add, “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.”

Those tweets instantly went viral as Twitter users began blasting Nicki Minaj for spreading “misinformation” about the COVID-19 vaccine. High-profile media figures also called out Minaj for what she shared with her 22 million followers.

In particular, MSNBC host Joy Reid addressed Nicki Minaj’s vaccine tweets on her show. Reid stated, “For you to use your platform to encourage our community to not protect themselves and save their lives… As a fan, I am so sad that you did that.”

Minaj responded on Twitter, “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. ‘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.”

The Queen album creator went on to slam other news outlets that covered the story as well. After one Twitter user complained that “a national news network organized to blatantly lie” on the 38-year-old entertainer, Nicki Minaj replied, “They’re being paid to do it.”

Nicki Minaj did not just take aim at liberal commentators like Joy Reid. She also had something to say to conservative critics like Meghan McCain. Minaj told the former The View panelist to “eat s###.”

Meanwhile, Nicki Minaj is still dealing with a pending lawsuit filed by the woman claiming to be the rape victim of Minaj’s husband Kenneth Petty. Jennifer Hough is suing the couple for alleged harassment and threatening behavior. Hough has repeatedly claimed Minaj and Petty were trying to force her to recant her statement on the sexual assault that Petty was convicted for in 1995.

Nicki Minaj
@NICKIMINAJ
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 🙏♥️

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11:21 PM · Sep 13, 2021
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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

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11:44 PM · Sep 13, 2021
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I know babe. 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. I’m sure I’ll b vaccinated as well cuz I have to go on tour, etc. https://t.co/7SK5Df0yBf

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11:50 PM · Sep 13, 2021
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That’s amazing babe. This is the norm. https://t.co/2kG8wtEcNf

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11:54 PM · Sep 13, 2021
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Cuz I say what I want when I want how I want puddin pop. Internet don’t scare me 😘 https://t.co/sgEspm3kwy

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11:58 PM · Sep 13, 2021
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Take the poll. #QueenRadio Vaccines

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12:27 AM · Sep 14, 2021
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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 nose clown tingz. https://t.co/orBJREaCv6

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12:50 AM · Sep 14, 2021
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[email protected] responds to @NICKIMINAJ's tweets on the #COVID19 vaccine: "For you to use your platform to encourage our community to not protect themselves and save their lives… As a fan, I am so sad that you did that." #TheReidOut #reiders https://t.co/nmr85LSmug

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1:22 AM · Sep 14, 2021
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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. “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 https://t.co/4UviONyTHy

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2:23 AM · Sep 14, 2021
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Why would they bother to read when the lie is so juicy & provocative & got her dumb ass on tv. They got someone with black skin for a reason. They always use us against us. https://t.co/Cdr6YaYYQo

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2:27 AM · Sep 14, 2021
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🥴 Pls show me where I said I’m “worried about” anything. Yes. I’m glad you guys get to see how the media REALLY works. I’ll have them contacted along with others. 😍♥️😘 https://t.co/NKdJkQpswt

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2:29 AM · Sep 14, 2021
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They’re being paid to do it. https://t.co/imxCetmpxe

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2:31 AM · Sep 14, 2021
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They’re being paid to do it. https://t.co/imxCetmpxe

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2:31 AM · Sep 14, 2021
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The two white men sittin there nodding their heads cuz this uncle tomiana doing the work chile. How sad. https://t.co/4UviONyTHy

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2:35 AM · Sep 14, 2021
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Tomiana purposely chose to ignore these tweets & others. I wonder why https://t.co/TRY7ti2nlc

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2:38 AM · Sep 14, 2021
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3 lies in a row from huge news platforms. I cited my young child as why I didn’t want to travel. But notice how NONE of them mentioned that? Ask yourself why that was. https://t.co/vQjorbKCCO

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2:41 AM · Sep 14, 2021
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Never said this. Glad all my tweets were left up. On it. https://t.co/oxjPlhHZxn

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3:02 AM · Sep 14, 2021
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A lying homophobic coon

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 truths.

Uncle Tomiana asked who on earth would trust the US FDA guys…

@JoyAnnReid https://t.co/tt93FM85uc

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5:46 AM · Sep 14, 2021
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Eat shit you https://t.co/s9RViCue3A

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6:04 AM · Sep 14, 2021
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Meghan McCain
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That’s entirely enough internet for today. https://t.co/emqltXR5Z5

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11:51 PM · Sep 13, 2021
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Eat shit you https://t.co/s9RViCue3A

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