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  /  09.16.2021

Nicki Minaj has responded after the White House denied it extended a personal invitation to the rapper to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine. On Wednesday (Sept. 15), Nicki claimed a White House official invited her to the nation’s capital to “ask questions” about the shot.

“The White House has invited me & I think it’s a step in the right direction,” she tweeted, as reported by REVOLT. “Yes, I’m going. I’ll be dressed in all pink like Legally Blonde so they know I mean business. I’ll ask questions on behalf of the ppl who have been made fun of for simply being human. #BallGate day 3.”

However, later that day, NBC News reported that the White House actually offered Nicki a phone call with a doctor who could answer her questions about the vaccine instead of an in-person visit. 

“As we have with others, we offered a call with Nicki Minaj and one of our doctors to answer questions she has about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine,” the official said, according to NBC

On Instagram last night, Nicki maintained that she was personally invited to the capital. 

“Do y’all think I would go on the internet and lie about being invited to the fucking White House? Like what? Do you guys see what is happening right now?” she said on Live.

The Queen spitter doubled down on her claim, saying that a White House official contacted her, her manager and publicist and said, “We’d like to offer Nicki an invitation to come to the White House to speak with two people… Dr. Fauci and with the surgeon general.”

“And do you know what I said? I said, ‘Well, I would rather not have to travel, can we do something like a [Instagram] Live?’” she continued. “And they said that they’re open to me to choosing a platform to do a Live, but they never have taken that off the table for me to come to the White House.”

Nicki further claimed the White House official’s “attack” is an attempt to discredit her in order to discourage others from asking questions about the vaccine. 

“Guess what they’re doing right now? If they assassinate me and assassinate my character and make me look crazy or stupid, guess what? No one else will ever ask questions again,” she said. Listen to her whole Instagram Live video below.


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