Joy Reid joins the chorus of detractors slamming Nicki Minaj for decrying establishments and events that require COVID-19 vaccination.
As we reported here, the ‘Pills N Potions’ performer stirred quite the polarizing response when she took to Twitter Monday (September 13) to not only confirm her absence from the 2021 VMAs was due to a positive COVID diagnosis but that she has no desire to take the vaccine until she can do ‘more research.’ Because an increasing number of events (including the Met Gala from which Minaj was also absent) are requiring attendees to be vaccinated, the GRAMMY nominee alluded to the requirement being the reason she won’t be seen out until next year.
Her rant, perceived by some as anti-vax, was deemed irresponsible by many who believe she wields strong influence over her fanbase. Among the critics was Reid who took to her MSNBC show, ‘The Reid Out,’ Monday night to air out her grievance with the popular rapstress.
Hear her stinging commentary inside, where Minaj’s response also awaits…
“You have a platform that is 22 million followers,” she said before continuing, “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.”
Later in the clip, Reid says:
“People listen to you more than they listen to me. For you to use your platform to put people in the position of dying from a disease they don’t have to die from…as a fan – and someone who WAS your fan – I am so sad that you did that.”
Moments ago, Minaj responded to Reid and she did not hold back!
Taking to Twitter, she began:
“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 ass on tv a min after a tweet to spread a false narrative about a black woman.
The two white men sittin there nodding their heads cuz this uncle tomiana doing the work chile. How sad.”
Continuing, the femcee angrily added:
“A lying homophobic c**n 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 right? . Doesn’t have to be truths. It can be half truths. Uncle Tomiana asked who on earth would trust the US FDA guys…”