Don Lemon has got to be feeling sour as he takes a look at his Twitter mentions, even days after the drama between he and Rap Queen Nicki Minaj reached a boiling point.
As has been reported all week, Minaj has been in the center of global criticism due to her stance on the COVID-19 vaccine – a stance, mind you, that’s earned detraction from fellow celebrities, public health leaders, political figures, and many more.
While social analysts have been taking to their respective platforms to debate the matter (namely Nicki’s comments about stalling on getting the vaccine until she does ‘more research’), Lemon – a longtime anchor for CNN – turned heads when he said:
“The people talking about, ‘I don’t know what’s in the shot’ … You know what they get shots in nowadays? In their rear ends, they’re getting shots to make it bigger. They’re getting shots in their face. They don’t know what’s in Botox. You don’t have to listen to a minority of people who are being harmful to the greater good and who are not acting on logic, reason, and science.”
Needless to say, once the commentary got to the GRAMMY nominee’s desk she responded with an epic roast. What’s more, her fans – affectionately called Barbz – are continuing what she started.
In addition to his on-air quip about ‘rear end shots,’ Lemon also took to Twitter to report on the Minaj/vaccine drama (as seen above). The double reference was apparently just enough to warrant an epic roast from the rapstress.
Taking to Instagram (pictured above), Minaj said:
“Now if I start discussing what you get in YOUR rear end, I’d be wrong right? If you’re ever discussing facts with a person who’s telling you to buy, or get smthng & you go ‘ok cool, tell me more about it’ and they start insulting you, RUN. Demonizing ppl for asking questions won’t help your cause Uncle Tomiana. I’m stuck in a fkng Will Ferrell movie.
“Us: Tell me more about it
Tomi: YA KNOW WUT YA DO GET IN UR A**?!?!”
He couldn’t wait to deliver that line. He rehearsed it all night. Def has a little d***. Mad cuz the shot couldn’t fix THAT. 3-4 inches max.”
The ‘Pound the Alarm’ performer must’ve done just that with her stinging Don diss, because her fans immediately swarmed his social media handles. Their criticisms have continued well into the weekend.
See some of the latest responses below.