Nicki Minaj Responds To White House Denying She Was Invited to Talk To Fauci: ‘Why Would I Lie?’

Published: Thursday 16th Sep 2021 by Rashad

The Nicki Minaj vaccine drama continues.

Days after the Rap diva took to social media to indicate she would not take the COVID-19 vaccine until she did ‘more research’ (as well as to share anecdotal references to someone who allegedly suffered swollen testicles as a result of taking it), Minaj has been in the center of ongoing debate about the sphere of her influence.

With responses wielded from the likes of Joy Reid, Meghan McCain, the Center for Disease Control, global public health officials, and more (as we reported here), what started as a tweet session with her fans has turned into an all-out fiasco with the ‘Anaconda’ rapstress being painted as ‘anti-vax’ (despite her never expressly saying such).

The latest chapter of the drama comes after she took to Twitter to indicate she would take her vaccine-related questions straight to the White House after she was reportedly invited to do so.  The problem?  The White House hit back saying no invitation was ever extended.

Taking to Twitter Wednesday (September 15), Minaj told her beloved fans – affectionately called #Barbz – this:


After the tweet made its round, officials from the White House took to press to deny it.

“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,” a White House official expressed to NBC News.

Once Nick got word of the denial, she zoomed to Instagram to hit back.


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“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 asked.

According to the 38-year-old, her team got a call from the White House inviting her to meet with the nation’s top epidemiologist, Dr. Anthony Fauci (who previously responded to her ‘swollen testicle claims’ as we reported here), and others.  She says the drama didn’t start until she requested to do a virtual meet instead of traveling.


On Thursday (September 17), Press Secretary Jen Psaki addressed the drama during a press briefing and ultimately confirmed Nicki was right.

“We don’t see this as a point of tension or disagreement. I want you all to know that we engage all the time with people who have big public platforms or profiles,” Psaki said in the video seen above. “We offered a call with Nicki Minaj and one of our doctors to answer questions she had about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine. This is pretty standard and something we do all the time. We’re not even at the point of discussing the mechanism or the formats or anything along those lines. It was simply an offer to have a conversation and an early-stage call.”

Later in the conference, Psaki said:

“In our outreach to celebrities, it follows a pretty standard process: Officials who are working on these issues engage in regular conversations, offer to answer questions — offer to do that privately sometimes, sometimes it’s done publicly.”

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  1. Ugghh September 16, 2021

    Nicki you are destroying your career in one week. This is very sad to watch.

    I’m not a huge fan but I used to see you becoming great things. Then you started bringing down other aspiring female rappers, married a p*** and now this.

    You got multiple countries debunking your claims. Go be quiet 🤫

  2. Wwwd September 16, 2021

    B**** stay off Instagram

  3. Dean9 September 17, 2021

    She’s an idiot and now she’s repping for white supremacist Tucker Carlson. It’s sad she needs this sort of attention and validation. And now THIS is what she’s going to be remembered for. Nit her muduc, not her skills as an mc or even her endless beefs but swollen balls. Again, I ask was it worth it just to change up the headlines from her husband not registering as a s** offender? But she did it herself. Again. And yes I think she lued about the WH inviting her just like she lied about Twitter suspending her account. Smh.

    • Luvlife222 September 17, 2021

      Oh she’s an idiot just cause she expresses another point of view???like for real ? If you are living in your truth why do you need to feel threaten by someone else’s questions??? This is sad we’re living and an era where as soon as you’re raising your eye brows people are going to tell u what u can and what u can’t do !!!! And they got the nerves to talk about education… educate yourself first!!!! not asking questions about your health or considering them as a threat is a sign of profound ignorance !!! It’s not like she said she doesn’t wanna do it … she wanna about the sides effects and you will be surprised to know that some people had some and others don’t !!!

      • Gworl Bye September 17, 2021

        She’s not “expressing a different point of view”, she’s flat out LYING, which makes her an idiot. Learn the difference before defending these anti-vax clowns.

  4. Dc September 17, 2021

    The White House lied on her Twitter lied on her cardi lied on her she’s delusional everyone wrong but her smh she’s pathetic

    • Farrah’s Luggage (8k Camila) September 17, 2021

      Remember when she said Spotify was going after her years ago? Then she said the grammys. Etc. She tries to be the rap taylor swift by always playing the victim, and it never works because it’s clear that NICKI is the AGGRESSOR!

  5. Farrah’s Luggage (8k Camila) September 17, 2021

    She’s literally calling them liars? I cannot! Onika, YOU are the proven liar who tried to stop other peoples success. And now that you failed at stopping female rappers from having success, and now that its MORE than just Cardi, you don’t know what to do. Also stop trying to deflect from Kenny pleading guilty last week allegedly. YOU chose that “man”. She is such a birdbrain and this solidifies that Safaree was writing her songs. ARGUE WITH THE WALL

  6. Hmm September 17, 2021

    She needs to ask herself how and why did she get here and finally just STFU. There’s no win here for her. Even though her meltdown is very entertaining and well deserved.

    • Linda September 20, 2021

      Soooo, when you get botox, lip fillers and all those other fillers trying to change what God gave you, did you ask what was in it? I THINK NOT. Now you want to add medical genius to your resume. Ppl use your common sense and make your own decisions. Don’t always be a follower. Do what’s best for you, your health and your family 👪. YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE WHO HAS TO LIVE WITH YOUR DECISION

  7. MarkMyWords September 17, 2021

    Unpopular opinion: This is all actually working to Nicki’s benefit. The same way the political controversy worked for Kanye! This just opened her up to an entirely new audience. And you know what? The people that don’t like her are the same ones that either never did or never will, and that’s okay because she’s been doing just fine without your support. Also, all of her albums have re-entered the top 100 of the iTunes hip-hop charts since this whole conversation began.

    Y’all been trying to cancel Nicki for over a decade, and everytime something happens y’all swear “it’s the last nail in her coffen” no exaggeration, I’ve heard this exact saying EVERY year since 2011 🥴. It was said when when lil Kim dropped black Friday, it was said when Iggy went #1, it was said when Remy dropped shether, it was said when her brother was convicted, it was said when Cardi first went number one and again when Cardi won a Grammy. It goes on and onnnnn, like how many nails is it going to take?

    Is Nicki perfect? No. But neither are any of your faves, the difference is, she isn’t afraid to speak up. Either way, She’s here to stay. Live with it. She can stop dropping music entirely and will still make headlines and still be a mogal for the rest of her life.

    Just be sure to reserve your energy, you’ll need it to spew you’re hatred of her over the next decade or so.

    • Dc September 17, 2021

      Ummm nicki already was known so you saying this opened her up to whole new audience is bs

      • Gworl Bye September 17, 2021

        Exactly, remember when she tried to endorse Mitt Romney for president? The repubes fan base already know who she is, they tried using her a** back then to take the black vote away from obama, she’s not new to those clowns lol.

      • MarkMyWords September 17, 2021

        @GworlBye, I see what you’re saying, but truthfully the Mitt Romney fiasco didn’t garner nearly as much attention as this. This is being discussed worldwide and being covered by every large media outlet. I work for the U.S. Federal courts and she’s even being discussed here, which is insane to think of.

        @DC, I get what you’re saying as well, but I never said Nicki wasn’t known, Nicki is obviously very well known. However, people are paying more attention. Naturally, when we hear of a musician/celebrity who shares the same views, it sparks interest, and can influence a person to be more inclined to check out their work. Clearly, there is some truth to that segment if her streams have increased since the start of “ballgate”.

    • Kayla September 19, 2021

      You dumbasss , who download from iTunes anymore?

  8. Munchie September 17, 2021


    😬 …. Nicki…. why are you speaking on politics? Why? Some stuff should just be ignored.

  9. Normani the new Queen of Beyhives September 18, 2021

    Starfish are meant to flllllyyyy, hands up and touch the skkkkkyyyy. 😂😂😂

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