Chris Whitty Slams Nicki Minaj Tweets Linking Vaccine To Impotency As 'Untrue"

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Popstar Nicki Minaj (Photo: Rich Fury via Getty Images)
Popstar Nicki Minaj (Photo: Rich Fury via Getty Images)

England’s chief medical officer has dismissed rapper Nicki Minaj’s tweet linking the Covid vaccine to impotency as “untrue”.

Professor Chris Whitty said her claims were “clearly designed just to scare”.

Meanwhile, prime minister Boris Johnson said he would rather listen to top NHS England GP Nikki Kanani about the jab.

Prof Whitty told a Downing Street press conference: “There are a number of myths that fly around... some of which are just clearly ridiculous, and some of which are clearly designed just to scare. That happens to be one of them. That is untrue.”

What did Nicki Minaj say?

Minaj had caused a stir on Twitter after talking about her cousin’s swollen testicles after getting the Covid jab.

In fact, experts say that Covid itself is more likely to impact sperm count than the jab.

Whitty said many people know they are peddling “untruths” and added: “In my view, they should be ashamed. And I’ll leave it at that.”

Johnson said: ’I’m not as familiar with the works of Nicki Minaj as I probably should be.

“But I am familiar with Nikki Kanani, superstar GP of Bexley who’s 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.”

The popstar responded just minutes after the end of the press conference, tweeting: “I love him even tho I guess this was a diss? The accent ugh! Yassss boo!!!”

This article originally appeared on HuffPost UK and has been updated.

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