“The poor man’s sitting at residence on his sofa, TV dinner resting on his nuts and now he is well-known,” Kimmel quipped.
Jimmy Kimmel shared some ideas about Nicki Minaj’s controversial tweet about Covid vaccines on the newest episode of his late-night discuss present.
In case you missed it, earlier this week, the rapper revealed that she was skipping the 2021 Met Gala over the vaccination requirement, claiming — amongst many, many tweets — that after her cousin’s pal in Trinidad acquired the shot, he “turned impotent” and “his testicles turned swollen.”
On Tuesday’s episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Reside,” Kimmel, 53, mocked Minaj, 38, and her tweet, declaring that he’d love to talk together with her cousin’s pal.
‘Throughout his monologue, Kimmel shared a clip of Fox Information’ Tucker Carlson studying Minaj’s publish. “My cousin in Trinidad received’t get the vaccine cuz his pal acquired it & turned impotent,” her tweet learn. “His testicles turned swollen. His pal was weeks away from getting married, now the woman referred to as off the marriage. So simply pray on it & be certain that youre comfy with ur resolution, not bullied.”
Kimmel then identified that the tweet went viral, joking that it “needs to be nice information for Nicki’s pal’s cousin.”
“The poor man’s sitting at residence on his sofa, TV dinner resting on his nuts and now he is well-known,” he quipped.
“By the best way, if anybody can monitor down this pal of Nicki’s cousin, I would like to speak to him,” he added.
Minaj caught wind of Kimmel’s invite and responded on Twitter, writing, “He is keen to speak for the correct value. I am his supervisor. Name me, Jimmy.”
All of it started on Monday when the “Entire Lotta Cash” rapper made headlines for tweeted she would not be attending the Met Gala as a result of she was unvaccinated and did not need to get the shot but. Minaj had additionally determined to cancel her efficiency on the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday and revealed she caught Covid herself shortly after giving start.
“I used to be prepping for vmas then i shot a video & guess who acquired COVID?” she tweeted, responding to a fan. “Do u know what it’s not to have the ability to kiss or maintain your tiny child for over every week? A child who is simply used to his mama? ‘get vaccinated’ Drake had simply informed me he acquired covid w|THE VACCINE tho so chile.”
“They need you to get vaccinated for the Met. if I get vaccinated it will not for the Met. It’s going to be as soon as I really feel I’ve executed sufficient analysis,” Minaj added in one other tweet. “I am engaged on that now. Within the meantime my loves, be protected. Put on the masks with 2 strings that grips your head & face. Not that unfastened one.”
She then went on to deliver up her cousin’s scenario, which blew up amongst Twitter customers, followers and celebrities — together with Piers Morgan and U.Okay. Prime Minister Boris Johnson — all responding to Minaj.
Some poked enjoyable at her over the tweet, whereas many others slammed her for spreading misinformation. A number of medical doctors and medical professionals additionally replied to the tweet, weighing in on the scenario.
Even Dr. Anthony Fauci — the nation’s main infectious illness knowledgeable and Chief Medical Advisor to President Biden — addressed Minaj’s tweet whereas showing on CNN’s “The Lead with Jake Tapper” on Tuesday. When Tapper requested if there’s “any proof that the Pfizer, Moderna or the J&J vaccines trigger any reproductive points in males or girls,” Fauci replied, “The reply to that could be a resounding no.”
“There isn’t any proof that it occurs, neither is there any mechanistic cause to think about that it will occur,” he added. “So the reply to your query is not any.”
By Wednesday morning, the social media mentions nonetheless hadn’t died down — with #MyCousinTooktheVaccine turning into a trending matter on Twitter.