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Nicki Minaj angrily hits out at journalists and posts their personal details online amid vaccine controversy

One journalist is said to have received death threats after Minaj posted her personal details online
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Rep. Matt Gaetz suggested Nicki Minaj should be Donald Trump's running mate in 2024

Left: Donald Trump; Right: Nicki Minaj Left: AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File; Right: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File Rep. Matt Gaetz in a tweet suggested that Donald Trump and Nicki Minaj run for office together in 2024. Minaj over the course of this week has tweeted skeptical remarks about the COVID-19 vaccines. Those remarks led to an anti-vaccine protest and criticism from high-profile figures like Joy Reid. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rep. Matt Gaetz on Friday sugges...
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Nicki Minaj's vaccine tweets were the latest test of social media's imperfect system for stopping misinformation's spread

Twitter has not deleted or added a warning label to Nicki Minaj's tweet containing unverified information about COVID-19 vaccines. Getty/Gilbert Carrasquillo Twitter has not deleted or added a warning to Nicki Minaj's tweet containing COVID misinformation. Twitter said Minaj's tweet will stay up because the rapper shared a personal anecdote. When celebrities post misinformation, the result can be "incredibly damaging" to public health, one expert said. See more stories on Insi...
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The real issue with Nicki Minaj

Clearly, touting misinformation—from anyone—is not helpful to persuading vaccine-resistant Americans. But do Minaj's opinions, or any celebrity's opinions, make a meaningful difference in the Covid landscape? They can in one sense, writes Peggy Drexler: such statements give us the chance to debunk them publicly, loud and long.
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Minaj Cousin Friend Testicle Saga Continues And Everything Gets Significantly More Stupid

A lot of things happened. Here are some of the things. How Did We Get Here You might be thinking, “Cristina, are you seriously talking about this Nicki Minaj testicle thing for a third day in a row?” and I regret to inform you that yes, I am, and that’s because the White House actually got involved yesterday. Minaj claimed she had been invited to the White House to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine amid what she dubbed “#BallGate,” the backlash over her allegation that the vaccine had caused her c...
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Nicki Minaj told her 157M followers on Instagram that she was locked in 'Twitter jail.' Twitter denies it.

Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images Nicki Minaj claimed she was in "Twitter jail" after tweeting about the coronavirus vaccines. Minaj shared a story about her cousin's friend in Trinidad who claims he had a bad reaction to the vaccine. The rapper also says she was invited to the White House; however, the White House claims she was only offered a phone call. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rapper Nicki Minaj, who has been criticized recently for her claims on social media abo...
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Nicki Minaj Says She Will Take Her Swollen Testicles Questions To The White House, But The White House Disagrees

Earlier this week, Nicki Minaj’s cousin’s friend’s testicles became world famous. On the evening of the Met Gala, Minaj tweeted an explanation for why she wouldn’t attend: “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.” Soon afterward, she tweeted the baffling anecdote about the cousin’s friend: “My cousin in Trinidad won’t get the vaccine cuz his friend got it & became impotent. His testicles became swollen...
Tags: Music, News, Nicki Minaj, White House, Anthony Fauci, Trinidad, Trinidad Tobago, Minaj, Met Gala Minaj, Honourable Terrence Deyalsingh

Girl…Are You Good?! Nicki Minaj Goes On IG Rant After White House Denies Her Claims They Offered A Visit

After that correction, Minaj took to Instagram with a 14 minute rant, in  which she took aim at people who have called her out over her tweets and comments related to the COVID-19 vaccine.
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Trinidad minister denies Nicki Minaj’s ‘swollen testicles’ claim

By Linda Hutchinson-Jafar | Reuters PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – Trinidad and Tobago Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh on Wednesday criticized as “false” the claim by American rapper Nicki Minaj that a person on the Caribbean island suffered swollen testicles after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. Trinidad-born Minaj sparked an international furor when she alleged on Twitter that her cousin in Trinidad refuses to get a vaccine because his friend become impotent after being vaccinated. “His testicles...
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Tucker Carlson asked Nicki Minaj's cousin's friend to contact him: 'We want to hear your story'

A screenshot of Tucker Carlson's Fox News show featuring Nicki Minaj's tweet. YouTube/Fox News Alert Tucker Carlson said he wants to talk to the person Nicki Minaj cited in her vaccine misinformation. The rapper claimed her cousin's friend in Trinidad "became impotent" after getting vaccinated. Carlson said Tuesday: "We want to hear your story. We'll come to Port of Spain to see you." See more stories on Insider's business page. Tucker Carlson used his Fox News show on ...
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UK and Trinidad health officials refute Nicki Minaj's 'false claim' Covid shots cause swollen testicles

The health minister of Trinidad and Tobago said Minaj's tweet late Monday to her more than 22 million followers sent the ministry on a...
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Rap artist Nicki Minaj faces backlash after tweeting inaccurate information about Covid vaccines

Minaj skipped this year's Met Gala, which enforced a vaccine mandate, saying she was avoiding public events, generally, because she has...
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Dr. Fauci responds to Nicki Minaj vaccine skepticism, says vaccines do not cause reproductive issues, swollen testicles

Pool / Pool/ Getty Images Dr. Fauci said it's a "resounding no," that COVID-19 vaccines cause reproductive issues. He was responding to a viral series of tweets by Nicki Minaj, where she said she was unvaccinated. Minaj's reason allegedly had to do with a cousin's friend and a hard-to-believe tale. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Anthony Fauci responded to international star Nicki Minaj's vaccine skepticism during a CNN interview on Tuesday, saying tha...
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MSNBC host Joy-Ann Reid slams Nicki Minaj for using her platform to share she's not vaccinated. The rapper responded.

Nicki Minaj shared her first remarks about the death of her father, Robert Maraj, in a letter to fans. Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images Rapper Nicki Minaj said she did not attend the Met Gala because she's not ready to get vaccinated. MSNBC Host Joy Ann Reid critiqued the rapper's tweets, saying it could discourage the Black community from getting vaccinated. The rapper has responded with a series of tweets. See more stories on Insider's business page. MSNBC Host Joy-Ann Reid critiq...
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Nicki Minaj wasn't at the Met Gala because her cousin's friend's balls are swollen

Minaj explained the absolutely logical reasoning behind her COVID-19 vaccine skepticism on Twitter yesterday
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MSNBC's Joy Reid blasts Minaj over anti-vaccine tweet

MSNBC host Joy Reid blasted rapper Nicki Minaj after the artist tweeted that she has decided not to get vaccinated despite contracting...
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"[T]he study suggests that roughly half of all the hospitalized patients showing up on COVID-data dashboards in 2021 may have been admitted for another reason entirely, or had only a mild presentation of disease."

"This increase was even bigger for vaccinated hospital patients, of whom 57 percent had mild or asymptomatic disease. But unvaccinated patients have also been showing up with less severe symptoms, on average, than earlier in the pandemic: The study found that 45 percent of their cases were mild or asymptomatic since January 21.... [T]he latter finding may be explained by the fact that unvaccinated patients in the vaccine era tend to be a younger cohort who are less vulnerable to COVID and may be...
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Twitter says Nicki Minaj's bizarre tweet linking COVID-19 vaccines with erectile dysfunction doesn't break its rules on misinformation

Musician Nicki Minaj at the 019 Met Gala. Taylor Hill /Getty Images Rapper Nicki Minaj sent a tweet linking erectile dysfunction with the COVID-19 vaccine. Twitter won't take action because the tweet was presented as an anecdote, not a fact, the site said. There is no evidence linking COVID-19 vaccines with fertility problems in women or men. See more stories on Insider's business page. Twitter says a bizarre tweet from rapper Nicki Minaj linking the COVID-19 vaccine with erectile ...
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Tucker Carlson praised Nicki Minaj after the rapper groundlessly linked COVID-19 vaccines to impotence and swollen testicles

Tucker Carlson reading aloud a tweet by the rapper Nicki Minaj on his September 13, 2021, show. Fox News The Fox host has long sought to stir doubts about the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines. On Monday he praised Nicki Minaj for her tweet baselessly linking COVID-19 vaccines to impotence. Medical experts say there is no evidence linking the vaccines to impotence. See more stories on Insider's business page. Fox News' Tucker Carlson has found an unlikely ally Monday ...
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Joy Reid has strong words for Nicki Minaj's vaccine comments, and Minaj responds on Twitter

Reid believes that Minaj sent the wrong message to her massive following with tweets about not getting the COVID vaccine, but Minaj...
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Nicki Minaj and Rihanna Reunite! The Music Queens Pose Together with Beaus Kenneth Petty and A$AP Rocky

"Love her downnnnnnn," wrote Minaj with the hashtag #QueenRih
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Nicki Minaj and Husband Accused of Intimidating Sexual Assault Victim

Nicki Minaj and her husband, Kenneth Petty, were accused in a lawsuit on Friday of intimidating a woman who says Petty sexually assaulted her in 1994, and of trying to bribe the woman to recant her story. Jennifer Hough filed the suit in federal court in Brooklyn. She alleges that Minaj and her associates have […]
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Nicki Minaj and Husband Sued by His Attempted Rape Victim Over Alleged Harassment

The suit claims Minaj offered multiple bribes, including one for $500,000, to recant the rape accusation.
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How Charlamagne Tha God Plans to Become ‘America’s Next Top Multimedia Mogul’

There's a line in Nicki Minaj's "Moment 4 Life" that will always remind Charlamagne Tha God of his radio show's early days. In 2010, The Breakfast Club--co-hosted by Charlamagne, Angela Yee and DJ Envy--was just hitting the airwaves on Power 105.1 in New York at the same time Minaj's single was all over the radio....
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Morning Docket: 01.11.20

* A Georgia lawyer, who was purportedly present at the Capitol riot last week, claims the rioters were like "tourists." Don't think any of them were on a guided tour... [New York Post] * Musician Nicki Minaj has lost a defamation lawsuit filed by artist Tracy Chapman over music Minaj allegedly misappropriated from Chapman. [NPR] * Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, is in hot water for allegedly supporting individuals involved in the riot at the Capitol last week...
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Nicki Minaj settles copyright lawsuit, will pay Tracy Chapman $450G

Minaj reportedly did not have permission to use Chapman's song.
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Nicki Minaj Agrees to Pay Tracy Chapman $450,000 in Settlement Over Unauthorized Sample

A copyright infringement trial over an unauthorized sample of a Tracy Chapman song in a Nicki Minaj track as been averted, as Minaj agreed to pay Chapman $450,000 to close the case in documents filed Thursday in United States District Court. The dispute arose as a result of Minaj interpolating Chapman’s 1988 “Baby Can I […]
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Nicki Minaj agrees to pay Tracy Chapman $450,000 in copyright settlement

Nicki Minaj and Tracy Chapman have reached a settlement after Minaj was accused of sampling a Tracy Chapman song without permission.          [Author: USA TODAY]
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Nicki Minaj complains about losing a Grammy to Bon Iver in 2012. Twitter had some thoughts.

Minaj brought up the snub to reinforce a long-held complaint that the Grammys frequently snub worthy Black artists.          [Author: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]
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A$AP Ferg Drops ‘Move Ya Hips,’ Featuring Nicki Minaj and MadeinTYO (Listen)

A$AP Ferg has dropped a new single called “Move Ya Hips,” a collaboration with Nicki Minaj and MadeinTYO that is about, well, moving your hips. (Can’t say we’re in love with the rather sexist video but none of the artists are featured in it.) The song is the third collaboration between Ferg and Minaj, following […]
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