US rapper Nicki Minaj sparked backlash online after she revealed she had refused to get vaccinated to attend the Met Gala in New York City this week
Richard Madeley slammed US singer Nicki Minaj on Wednesday morning after she posted a tweet about refusing to have the Covid vaccine.
The 65-year-old was hosting Good Morning Britain alongside Susanna Reid when the conversation turned to the 38-year-old rapper.
Nicki sparked backlash after she revealed she had refused to get vaccinated to attend the Met Gala in New York City this week.
She further shocked fans by peddling conspiracy theories about the vaccine, later sharing a bizarre story about her “cousin’s friend” allegedly having a reaction to the vaccine.
“My cousin in Trinidad won’t get the vaccine cuz his friend got it & became impotent. His testicles became swollen. His friend was weeks away from getting married, now the girl called off the wedding. So just pray on it & make sure you’re comfortable with ur decision, not bullied,” she wrote.
On Tuesday, England’s Chief Medical Officer blasted anti-vaxxers who “should be ashamed” in a powerful response to her evidence-free “myth” about the jab.
The hitmaker, who has 22.6million followers on Twitter, went on to share a short clip of the moment as well as Boris Johnson’s remarks afterwards.
The prime minister had waded into the row, saying: “I’m not as familiar with the works of Nicki Minaj as I probably should be, but I’m familiar with Nikki Kanani, superstar GP of Bexley who has appeared many times before you, who will tell you that vaccines are wonderful and everybody should get them. So I prefer to listen to Nikki Kanani.”
Nicki bizarrely responded to Johnson’s comments and tweeted: “I love him even tho I guess this was a diss? The accent ugh! Yassss boo!!!”
But Richard was not impressed with Nicki at all and declared: “What an idiot!” before adding: “She has no comprehension that that ridiculous tweet has real damage.”
As he and Susanna welcomed Dr Hilary Jones into the studio, Richard asked: “Shall we find some way of cancelling her?”
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.