This invitation started because of the rapper’s claims about COVID-19 vaccines and why she was not going to get one for now.
Press secretary Jen Psaki acknowledged Thursday that the Biden administration has presented to clarify and set up a call for Nicki Minaj about the security and viability of the COVID-19 antibody after she said she needed to accomplish more thorough research on immunizations prior to getting one.
“As we have with others, we offered a call with Nicki Minaj and one of our doctors to answer questions she has about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine,” said a White House official. “This is pretty standard and something we do all the time.”
Nicki Minaj tweeted on Wednesday that she had been “invited” to the chief manor, yet Psaki said that it was only a “very early stage call at a staff level, staff to staff…” and that they are “not even at the point of discussing… the mechanisms or the format or anything along those lines, it was simply an offer to have a conversation and an early-stage call.”
The White House has invited me & I think it’s a step in the right direction. Yes, I’m going. I’ll be dressed in all pink like Legally Blonde so they know I mean business. I’ll ask questions on behalf of the ppl who have been made fun of for simply being human. #BallGate day 3 https://t.co/PSa3WcEjH3— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) September 15, 2021
When inquired as to whether Minaj would acknowledge the proposition, Psaki reacted, “We’ll see. I don’t have anything to predict for you.”
Another inquiry was raised and it’s with regards to what obligation they think somebody like Nicki Minaj ought to have when it comes to discussing the immunization, “Our hope is that anyone who has a big platform is going to project accurate information about the effectiveness of the vaccine, the safety of the vaccine and the availability of the vaccine.”
Psaki told journalists how they perceive individuals who have inquiries out there that need to have replies by their primary care physicians, “We have doctors who can answer questions, and this is something, again, in our outreach to celebrities, if follows a pretty standard process.”
“Our officials who are working on these issues and engage in regular conversations, offer to answer questions, offer to do that privately sometimes, sometimes it’s done publicly. And I would say that if we believed that everybody who had skepticism about the vaccine wasn’t someone we should engage with or talk to, we wouldn’t have made the progress we’ve made.”