Nicki Minaj’s #Ballgate Incident Waking Up a Lot of People

 

Rapper Nicki Minaj has created what’s been hashtagged as #Ballgate after being criticized for claiming that her cousin refused to get the vaccine because a friend became impotent and suffered swollen testicles after getting vaccinated. She said in a second tweet that she was going to do her homework before making a decision on whether to be vaccinated or not. 

 

 

As the night wore on, Minaj struck back at her critics, accusing them of misrepresenting her tweets. She was particularly angered by MSNBC host and one-time homophobe Joy-Ann Reid, who accused Minaj of spreading anti-vaccine misinformation.

 

 

On Wednesday the rapper posted the Tucker Carlson video where the Fox host said that she was being criticized by health officials for telling people to make up their own minds.

 

 

CNN, Entertainment Tonight, and even The View’s Meghan McCain tried to scold her.

 

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Minaj then claimed on her Instagram that she had been suspended by Twitter. “They didn’t like what I was saying over there,” she wrote, adding that “Asking questions is OK” and “i like being fking dumb.” In this case, she was “asking questions” about the efficacy of vaccination, attracting criticism for spreading anti-vax misinformation.

 

 

CNN’s Jack Tapper interviewed Dr. Anthony Fauci about Nicki’s proclamations and he quickly pushed back.

 

 

Since Minaj has over 158 Million followers on Instagram and nearly 23 Million followers on Twitter, it should be no surprise that self-proclaimed medical experts came forward in droves to debunk the idea that COVID-19 vaccines cause impotence. Twitter denies that they suspended her, but apparently the White House was so concerned they offered to help her change her mind about vaccines.

 

 

CNN took it to a whole other level. Does anyone know how Don Lemon is still on the air after this?

 

 

Nicki had her own hot-take on Lemon’s tirade against her.

 

 

Whatever happens next, it should be clear to any reasonable person that Minaj didn’t tweet misinformation or disinformation. She tweeted her opinion.

 

The “facts” she was basing her opinion may not have been facts, but they were hearsay, and anyone who can’t recognize a rumor or an unsubstantiated claim isn’t going to be saved by social media censorship. Twitter is suspected of banning her because a lot of people pay attention to her opinions, which means, as Nicki observes somewhere in her recent Instagram video, that people nobody pays attention to are free to offer whatever ideas they choose to the world, but celebrities like her get censored when the opinions vary from what those with power want the public to hear.

 

 

Perhaps the message people need to take from the #Ballgate episode, and Nicki Minaj’s recent awakening is that everyone needs to “wake up” and realize what’s happening. Whether her opinions or information is right or wrong, she has become an unlikely folk hero of those who are questioning the vaccine mandates as well as the science to back them up. Even the FDA is suddenly rejecting the government’s narrative. And although Minaj apparently didn’t wake up until the Left and its minions (like Twitter) decided to attack and silence her, it’s never too late to be red-pilled I guess.

 

Jamison Ashley

Comic geek, movie nerd, father, and husband - but not necessarily in that order. Current captain of this ship o' fools who is rapidly training everyone's computers and snarkphone spell-checkers to misspell 'supposebly.'

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