After McCain weighed in on Minaj’s recent vaccine debacle, the “Super Bass” artist told her to “eat sh*t” in a tweet on Tuesday, September 14.
It all started when the “Starships” singer revealed she was opting out of Monday night’s Met Gala due to the event’s vaccination requirement.
“They want you to get vaccinated for the Met. if I get vaccinated it won’t [be] for the Met. It’ll be once I feel I’ve done enough research. I’m working on that now,” the New York native wrote on Twitter on Monday, September 13. “In the meantime my loves, be safe. Wear the mask with 2 strings that grips your head & face. Not that loose one.”
Shortly after revealing her stance on the vaccine, the rap superstar posted a follow-up Tweet to explain her reservations behind getting the shot.
“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,” she wrote.
The 38-year-old rapper received a hefty amount of backlash, including a diss from the former The View host, who quoted Minaj’s tweet, writing, “That’s entirely enough internet for today.”
Minaj didn’t hold back in her response, writing “Eat sh*t, you,” in a tweet to McCain.
McCain later responded to the rapper, writing: "You have an enormous platform and have just spread unimaginable vaccine hesitancy to your fans. Not only is it deeply irresponsible, it is very sad. I hope you talk to doctors and scientists like@ashishjhalike I did eventually. People are still dying from covid. #TeamCardi."
The controversy that has taken over Twitter comes after Minaj’s husband Kenneth Petty pleaded guilty to failing to register as a sex offender in the state of California.
As OK! previously reported, the “Bang Bang” rapper bailed on her VMA performance which was supposed to take place on Sunday, September 12.
“I just pulled out. I’ll explain why another day. But I love those guys at MTV,” she wrote on Twitter just three days before the event. “Next year we there baby."