Tom Madden, Founder & CEO, TransMedia Group
If you’ll rap yourself in a new role, one that encourages your fans to roll up their sleeves to protect themselves, I’ll fight with all my might and PR skills to get you out of Twitter prison, like I’ve helped free others from real prisons.
Since so many look up to and trust star rappers like yourself, your leadership could once and for all stop needless suffering and save precious lives in dark-skinned communities hit hardest by this brutal pandemic.
I suppose it was spontaneous and natural for you to explain why you didn’t attend the Met Gala by telling the truth you were hesitant about getting vaccinated against COVID-19, a requirement for the fundraiser.
But in your explanation you tweeted misinformation related to the vaccine when you said a friend of your cousin in Trinidad became impotent after getting vaccinated and was left with swollen testicles and a ruined marriage.
According to the nation’s top infectious disease experts, this couldn’t have happened as the COVID-19 vaccine does not cause reproductive issues.
“They want you to get vaccinated for the Met,” you wrote. “If I get vaccinated it won’t be for the Met. It’ll be once I feel I’ve done enough research. I’m working on that now. In the meantime, my loves, be safe. Wear the mask with two strings that grips your head & face. Not that loose one.”
You later clarified you were skipping the gala because of your young child, not because of the vaccine requirement. But you posted another tweet about your cousin’s friend in Trinidad who allegedly experienced impotency after getting the jab, and it prompted a wide response from both your fans and health officials.
In an interview with CNN, Dr. Anthony Fauci was asked if the COVID vaccine could cause any reproductive issues in men or women. He replied, “The answer to that is a resounding no.”
“There’s no evidence that it happens, nor is there any mechanistic reason to imagine that it would happen,” he said.
Fauci decried the vaccine skepticism in Black and Hispanic communities.
This is something you, Nicki Minaj, could correct by rapping how the vaccine is so effective for the many millions who have had hardly any adverse reactions, while the vast majority of those dying today are the misinformed, the unvaccinated.
There’s so much misinformation, mostly on social media, and the best way to counter mis- and disinformation is to have celebrities like yourself rapping correct information—the truth.
Nicki Minaj, please join in debunking these miscarriages of false claims about vaccines.
And I’ll give you the best PR you ever had . . . at no charge!
About the Author: Besides an inveterate blogger, Tom Madden is an author of countless published articles and five books, including his latest, WORDSHINE MAN, available this summer on Amazon. He is the founder and CEO of TransMedia Group, an award-winning public relations firm serving clients worldwide since 1981 and has conducted remarkably successful media campaigns and crisis management for America’s largest companies and organizations.