Nicki Minaj hasnt broken rules with COVID-19 infertility tweet - Twitter


Twitter has said it will not take action following reactions on the micro blogging platform after rapper Nicki Minaj's tweet linking COVID-19 vaccines to infertility in men and women.

Nicki Minaj hasnt broken rules with COVID-19 infertility tweet - Twitter
Nicki Minaj attends the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California
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In a tweet, Minaj had said that a friend of her cousin had “become impotent” after receiving a vaccine and that her cousin was now refusing to be vaccinated.

According to her: “His testicles became swollen. His friend was weeks away from getting married, now the girl called off the wedding. So just pray on it and make sure you’re comfortable with your decision, not bullied.”

Twitter said that it does not consider Minaj’s post to be against its rules because it is a “personal anecdote” and not a “claim of fact”.

A Twitter spokesperson who spoke with Business Insider said that because Minaj's tweet was a personal anecdote, it didn't violate the rules.

"The tweets referenced are not in violation of the Twitter rules," the spokesperson said.

There is no evidence linking fertility problems with any of the approved COVID-19 vaccines.

Also, Dr. Anthony Fauci has invalidated Nicki Minaj's claims about swollen testicles being one of the side effects of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

Billboard reports that on Tuesday (Sept. 14), Jake Tapper brought Dr. Fauci as a guest on CNN's The Lead and asked him if there is any truth to Minaj's claims about vaccinated people possibly suffering from reproductive issues as a result of receiving the Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccines.

“The answer to that, Jake, is a resounding no," responded the director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

“There's no evidence that it happens nor is there any mechanistic reason to imagine that it would happen”, he said.

Minaj also confirmed she is yet to be vaccinated but said she would probably get the jab so that she can tour.

In a related news, Variety is reporting that Minaj has split from her manager, Irving Azoff. 

Azoff is one of the most prominent figures in the music business and represents clients such as Harry Styles, Gwen Stefani and The Eagles.

Minaj signed with Azoff back in 2018 after being involved in a public war of words with the mogul. She accused him of attempting to sabotage her tour.

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