Fox host Tucker Carlson is obsessed with hip hop star Nicki Minaj’s cousin’s friend’s balls. During a ten minute segment on his show last night, Carlson begged to see the man’s supposedly swollen testicles.
There is no evidence that the man even exists. And Minaj’s ridiculous story is flies in the face of scientific knowledge.
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In a widely mocked tweet, Minaj claimed that her cousin told her about their friend who got “swollen” testicles from a COVID-19 vaccine. Carlson, as part of his quest to discredit Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the Chief Medical Advisor to the President, is doing his best to amplify the nonsense.
“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,” Minaj tweeted after announcing she would not attend the Met Gala because being vaccinated was mandatory for admittance.
The kooky star wasn’t actually declining anything as much as complaining that she wasn’t being allowed to attend the swanky event.
Author Kurt Eichenwald’s quick response quickly went viral along with Minaj’s nonsense.
“Sorry, this is not a side effect of the vaccine. It is called hydrocele,” he replied. “In adults, the two primary causes are injury or STD (chlamydia or gonorrhea). Probably your cousin’s friend was taking one last marriage fling, picked up an STD, & is blaming vaccines. He needs an MD, stat.”
Carlson remains unconvinced about the status of Minaj’s cousin’s friend’s balls – even if he got the relationship a little screwed up when he covered it the night before. He apologized for saying Minaj’s cousin had swollen testicles originally when it the relationship was actually farther removed.
“Nicki Minaj’s cousin’s testicles are not swollen, as far as we know, he’s fine,” Carlson said. “It’s Nicki Minaj’s cousin’s friend’s testicles who are swollen from taking the vax. That’s the claim.”
“We haven’t been able to figure out whether this show is broadcast in Trinidad,” Carlson added at the end of the segment. “But if Nicki Minaj’s cousin’s friend is watching, or his former fiancee is watching, we want to hear your story. We’ll come to Port of Spain to see you. Let us know.”
Minaj has admitted that she’ll likely get vaccinated before going back on tour. Carlson is already vaccinated but continues to denigrate it on television as part of his ongoing attacks on Fauci.
The singer’s outrageous claim was reported around the world. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was asked about it during a press conference and after he pointed out how dumb it was, Minaj responded online.
“I am not as familiar with the works of Nicki Minaj as I probably should be,” Johnson said. “But I am familiar with Nikki Kanani, a superstar GP of Bexley who has appeared many times before you, who will tell you vaccines are wonderful and everybody should get them.”
Minaj responded with an audio message complete with a crying baby and a fake British accent.
Legitimately cannot wait to see what the research is. https://t.co/rzojZ8FzTJ
— Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) September 13, 2021
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
— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) September 13, 2021
Tucker Carlson wants to "correct the record" about his coverage of Nicki Minaj's swollen balls tweet last night.
"Nicki Minaj’s cousin’s testicles are not swollen, as far as we know, he's fine. It's Nicki Minaj’s cousin’s friend's testicles who are swollen from taking the vax." pic.twitter.com/OOSTp7UlJR
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) September 15, 2021
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! We live in the stupidest universe.
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) September 15, 2021