The White House has offered to arrange a phone call between Nicki Minaj and one of its doctors, multiple US outlets reported after the rapper sparked widespread derision over claims a cousin’s friend had become impotent after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine.
Minaj on Wednesday claimed she had been invited to the White House in the wake of her viral tweets about an unnamed acquaintance in her native Trinidad and Tobago — an invitation she said she accepted.
But a White House official told multiple US outlets that Minaj had only been offered an educational phone call.
“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.
The Grammy-nominated rapper sparked a media storm Monday when she said she had skipped New York’s star-studded Met Gala this week due to its requirement that attendees be vaccinated, saying she would only get the jab once she had “done enough research”.
She said a friend of a cousin in Trinidad had experienced swollen testicles after getting the vaccine — claims that sparked a formal rebuttal from the Caribbean nation’s health minister.
“One of the reasons why we could not respond yesterday in real-time to Miss Minaj is that we had to check and make sure that what she was claiming was either true or false,” Terrence Deyalsingh told a press conference.
“Unfortunately, we wasted so much time yesterday running down this false claim.”
British and US health officials have also condemned the claims.
Experts say there is no evidence that vaccines affect fertility or male genitalia.
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I Struggle With Trauma From Childhood, Singer, Elton John Discloses
Legendary entertainer, Sir Elton John has revealed he still struggles with the trauma of his childhood.
The 74-year-old singer said the trauma of his childhood inspired his parenting style to be the polar opposite towards his own children. Elton who shares sons Zachary, 10, and Elijah, eight, with husband David Furnish, said they are being raised to be ‘loved every second of the day’ and not fearing their parents like he did.
In an interview with Guardian, he said; ‘We never hit them or lose our temper with them. When they’re bad, they lose their pocket money, or their electronic stuff for a week – but they don’t get punished physically or mentally.
‘We talk it through with them. And they’re very happy children. I was always afraid of my parents, and I didn’t want my children to ever be afraid of me.
‘They’re going to feel embraced and loved every second of the day; they’re not going to be beaten and have those scars for the rest of their lives.’
Recounting how worried he was thinking it was ‘too late’ for him to have children, Elton averred that his sons came at ‘the right time’ and gave him a ‘purpose in life’.
During the height of his fame, Sir Elton struggled with his temper especially while abusing cocaine and alcohol. The singer who has been sober for 30 years, admitted that the tendency to ‘explode’ is still within him.
He said; ‘My behaviour was so erratic and so unpredictable. And it’s still in me, to explode at any moment.
‘I’ve been trying to work on that for a long time and I’ve got a wonderful husband who knows how to get me out of that stuff. I think it’s an artistic thing – artists can be so self-destructive sometimes, for no reason. I can have a day when everything in my whole life is going so well, and I get up and I feel like the world is against me. Why, I do not know.’
The issues, he says, stem from his childhood, adding: ‘The self-loathing, not having any self-esteem, that all comes from when I was a kid.’
In his memoir, Elton had revealed that his mother beat him with a wire brush while potty training him and his father hit him for taking his school blazer off the wrong way, which left him ‘walking on eggshells’.
He wrote; ‘All my life, until I became sober, I was afraid of talking to anybody. They asked me when I went to treatment how I felt and I said: “I don’t know, I don’t feel anything.”
‘I came to defrost, as it were, and discovered I did have feelings, and they went back a long time. And I think it stays with you for the whole of your life … I just have terrible feelings about myself; I feel bad about myself sometimes.’
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Sex Tape: You’ve Inspired Many People, Yul Edochie Lauds Tiwa Savage
Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie, has commended Tiwa Savage concerning the leaked sex tape saga, stating that she has inspired many people going through blackmail.
The actor shared Tiwa Savage’s picture on his verified Instagram page, and hailed her for her strength.
On Thursday night, the singer had shared a picture of herself with the caption, “Charge that sh*t to the game and never speak on it again.”
Though she didn’t state what or who she was referring to, it is pertinent to note that this message comes three days after she trended on the internet because of her alleged sex video.
Commending Tiwa for how she handled the issue, Yul Edochie said, “I commend you @tiwasavage for the way you handled the issue.
“You may not know this but you’ve inspired so many other people who may be going through blackmail silently.
“You said capital NO to blackmail and it takes a lot of strength to do so. It is well. You’re a human being, like the rest of us.
“Nobody holy pass. In life, there will always be ups and downs. You enjoy the ups and learn from the downs.
“Anything that doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Keep your head up. Keep being strong. This too shall pass.” (sic).
Sex tape saga
Two weeks ago, Tiwa Savage had revealed during an interview with American OAP, Angie Martinez of Power 105.1, that she was being blackmailed by an unknown person who threatened to release a sex tape that featured her and her current lover.
The Koroba singer revealed that the blackmailer demanded money from her so as not to release the sex tape but she has decided not to pay the money.
On Monday night, a sex tape leaked online. While the face of the man involved in it did not show, the lady in the video bears a close resemblance with Tiwa Savage.
As the video went viral, social media users on several platforms have taken to their accounts to air their opinion on the situation.
Some celebrities have drummed up support for the singer, as they uploaded her picture and hailed her on Instagram.
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Actress, Georgina Onuoha Reacts As Tiwa Savage Allegedly Loses Endorsements Over Leaked Tape
Veteran Nigerian actress, Georgina Onuoha has reacted to reports of Tiwa Savage allegedly losing four endorsements over her leaked tape.
In a lengthy post on Instagram, Georgina wrote;
“Sad if this is true. Personally as Georgina, I pray Tiwa pulls through this. She is immensely talented and gifted.
She has the world stage on her laps.
She did not commit a crime, she is the victim but damn my colleagues did her a disservice with their “A Queen I stand” rhetoric.
We all should learn to weigh issues critically before our support becomes an indictment of the person we are trying to support.
She took the initial step of going public about her being blackmailed. Which was proactive and smart of her. My ill-informed colleagues did her a disservice.
READ ALSO: Evidence Proving That Tiwa Savage Is the One in the Leaked [email protected]
The narrative should have been, “Say No to Blackmailers who breached her privacy. Instead, their ignorance came off as celebratory of her mistakes.
They did Tiwa bad. I’m still praying for her to get us a Grammy soon. She will rise from this.
According to PR EXPERT Lauretta, Sometimes not all publicity is good publicity. Kim Kardashian went on an apology tour on every TV and significant talk show in America and issued public apologies to save her brand 15 years ago.
Tiwa is no longer a Nigerian brand; she is a global brand. I hope she pulls through this, learns her lessons, and apologizes for this mistake.
If I were on her PR team, I would suggest a public apology, most of you will say it’s not needed, as her bla bla bla did not leak the tape. Still, if you understand PR, you will appreciate that an apology is necessary to her family-oriented fans, she apologies for letting such happen to even get to the media whilst also playing the victim because she is still the victim and then move on.
Do you know that with all the popularity Kim K has that some brands will never use her as their ambassador?
You might say she doesn’t need it but trust me her team wishes those brands will contact her.
Read more articles etc. friends!
There is a reason why we should all be careful in this life.
Yes, we all make mistakes but for every action there are some consequences. (My favorite line to my children)
I am paying for some mistakes I made in the past (not se*x tapes lol) but I learnt from them, apologised where necessary and faced the consequences and moved on.”
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