In September 2021, rapper Nicki Minaj posted on Twitter, "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”. Minaj has over 227-million devoted followers on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Reid took to the airwaves and said, “You have a platform, sister, that is 22 million followers, OK?...I have 2 million followers…You have 22 million followers on Twitter...For you to use your platform to encourage our community to not protect themselves and save their lives, my God sister, you can do better than that!” Minaj responded by retweeting a message that Reid sent in 2020 saying: “I mean, will anyone...anyone at all...ever fully trust the @CDC again?...And who on God's earth would trust a vaccine approved by the @US FDA???...How do we get a vaccine distributed after this broken, Trumpist nonsense has infected everything?...Even if Biden wins?”, adding “A lying homophobic ***t...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…Doesn’t have to be truths…It can be half truths…Uncle Tomiana asked who on earth would trust the US FDA guys”.
Minaj continued, "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 a– on tv a min after a tweet to spread a false narrative about a black woman" adding "Two white men sittin there nodding their heads cuz this uncle tomiana doing the work chile. How sad." And, "Right…I can’t speak to, agree with, even look at someone from a particular political party…Ppl aren’t human any more…If you’re black & a Democrat tells u to shove marbles up ur a**, you simply have to…If another party tells u to look out for that bus, stand there & get hit”
- They’re white so-called Christian conservatives who feel like this country was built by them for them, and so everyone but them needs to suck it up and let them have their way or else. Their party, the Republicans, have gone from pretending to be the party of personal responsibility to unmasking themselves as the party of selfish people that cannot play well with others. And they even have their own cable networks plus something called GETTR, which kind of sounds like porn. Moving on.”