Minaj made waves on social media when she introduced on Monday she wouldn’t be attending the Met Gala for its COVID vaccine requirement attendees, urging her practically 23 million Twitter followers to do their analysis earlier than making a call for themselves. Amongst different tweets in regards to the vaccine embody a non-scientific ballot she carried out on vaccine desire between Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson.
Reid, nonetheless, blasted Minaj for not firmly selling the vaccine.
“You will have a platform, sister, that’s 22 million followers, OK? I’ve 2 million followers. You will have 22 million followers on Twitter,” Reid informed Minaj. “So that you can use your platform to encourage our group to not shield themselves and save their lives, my God sister, you are able to do higher than that! You bought that platform — it is a blessing that you just bought that! The individuals take heed to you — and so they take heed to you greater than they take heed to me!”
“So that you can use your platform to place individuals within the place of dying from a illness they do not should die from, oh my God, sister. As a fan, as a hip-hop fan, as anyone who’s your fan, I am so unhappy that you just did that, so unhappy that you just did that, sister. Oh, my God,” Reid added.
After Minaj fired again on the “ReidOut” host, slamming her with varied insults and racial slurs.
On Tuesday morning, The Breakfast Membership weighed in on the general public spat, expressing disappointment within the MSNBC star.
“I respect Pleasure-Ann Reid. She’s the homie, however she missed an actual second to show yesterday as a result of Nicki by no means stated do not take the vaccine,” co-host Charlamagne Tha God reacted. “Like, she spoke on why she had vaccine hesitancy however she additionally within the very subsequent tweet she’s going to in all probability get vaccinated to go on tour. Like, Pleasure might have used that second on her present to right Nicki on no matter misinformation she put out.”
“You possibly can’t vaccinate-shame individuals both,” co-host DJ Envy chimed in. “Like, you gotta permit individuals to make it once they make their very own determination. Like, that is one thing that is new, that is one thing that- we do not learn about! Each different day, one thing modifications, one thing is totally different, we do not know the way this impacts, put on a masks, triple masks, do not put on a masks, exit, no- you’ll be able to’t exit, no one is aware of! And that is her determination and her alternative.”
Charlamagne complained how Reid prevented having a “teachable second” and as an alternative fueled a “versus” battle with the hip-hop artist.
Co-host Angela Yee then learn aloud Minaj’s tweets attacking the MSNBC host, together with one which invoked a tweet Reid wrote practically a 12 months in the past expressing doubt within the vaccine underneath President Trump, writing, “Who on God’s inexperienced earth would belief a vaccine by the @US-FDA?”
“And that is why you gotta have extra grace,” Charlamagne stated. “As a result of simply months in the past, that is how she felt. And there is nonetheless some individuals who really feel like that. So why not use these moments to show as an alternative of bash one another?”
Reid has but to publicly reply to Minaj.