In what has surely blown the minds of President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and legions of progressives among her 22 million Twitter followers, rap artist Nicki Minaj took to social media this week to express skepticism about COVID-19 vaccines, and the well-known phenomenon of politics making strange bedfellows immediately ensued.
Earlier in the week, Minaj tweeted her thoughts on the notion that attendees of the celebrity-loaded Met Gala in New York City were required to show proof of vaccination, revealing that she had not yet taken the jabs herself and that if she did, it would be after she conducted her own research.
Minaj also made reference to her belief that a friend of her cousin had suffered sexual side effects from having received the vaccine and that his experience only added to her need to conduct additional fact-finding and that she would not be “bullied” into the injections.
What started out as an articulation of caution about the coronavirus vaccine may well have turned into something of a political awakening for Minaj, as she was quickly and unceremoniously attacked by a host of bile-spewing leftists who were simplyh horrified that someone like her would dare stray from the official progressive doctrine on the topic.
The rap icon swiftly found an strong ally in none other than Fox News’ own Tucker Carlson, who did a segment on the controversy during his prime time show and said, “Who knew, who could have guessed that rapper Nicki Minaj would turn out to be one of the bravest people in the United States.”
Carlson praised Minaj’s boldness in questioning things for herself and not submitting uncritically to the dictates of the left, explaining, “She did not come out against the vaccines. She merely said that as an adult and an American, she should decide whether or not to take the vaccine. Pray about it, she said, don’t be bullied. Things blew up from there. No praying about it, you must submit to being bullied. Those are the new rules.”
Already the subject of considerable scorn and derision from the likes of MSNBC’s Joy Reid over her vaccine commentary, Minaj posted a clip of Carlson’s segment on her Twitter account, adding a bullseye with a dart in the middle, indicating that he had hit the nail on the head with his take.
Amid hostile backlash over her post containing Carlson’s remarks, Minaj again went to Twitter and really got to the heart of the matter when it comes to the left taking support from people who look like her for granted, saying, “Right. I can’t speak to, agree with, even look at someone from a particular political party…If you’re black & a Democrat tells u to shove marbles up ur a**, you simply have to. If another party tells u to look out for that bus, stand there & get hit.”
Conservative pundit Candace Owens echoed the hopes of many when she suggested that the rap star may be on the cusp of spurring a broader awakening among a potentially influential category of voters, tweeting, “This is who the Democrats area. I am so glad this is happening. Nicki Minaj has incredible reach and her fans are watching and learning in real time…”.