Why Nicki Minaj's Claim About Going To The White House Has Twitter Talking

Nicki Minaj is keeping her Twitter fingers nimble lately. The rap empress made national headlines several times in recent weeks by sending off timely tweets. It all started when she told her fans she had to cancel a previously unannounced performance at the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards. "I just pulled out," she replied when asked about the potential of her showing up at the awards show. We were promised an explanation at a later date.

That date seemingly arrived ahead of the Met Gala. Minaj went on a tweet spree and revealed that she tested positive for COVID-19 after shooting a music video and prepping for the VMAs (via Twitter). After one follower lamented that it had been over a year since her last public appearance, she explained that she had a young child at home with no nannies, and that she wanted to keep her son safe from the pandemic (via Twitter).

She provided another explanation for her absence at the Met Gala: Attendees had to be vaccinated. "If I get vaccinated it won't be for the Met. It'll be once I feel I've done enough research," she tweeted. A story about a friend of her cousin's in Trinidad who was rendered impotent and left with swollen testicles and a canceled wedding after getting vaccinated (via Twitter) followed. Twitter (and Dr. Fauci) had a field day. Then she got an invite to the White House.

Nicki Minaj urged fans to voice questions ahead of a visit to the White House

After her string of tweets, a fan told Nicki Minaj that she should be invited to speak at a United Nations meeting. However, she tweeted that she already received an invitation to a different venue: the White House. "I think it's a step in the right direction. Yes, I'm going," she vowed. It looks like the "Chun-Li" rapper plans on showing out with a fashionable ensemble inspired by a classic film. "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 [sic] who have been made fun of simply for being human."

According to Minaj, this is not a joke. "I'm doing it, babe," she promised another fan (via Twitter). She urged anyone with concerns to voice them in the comments. She also said anyone interested should be able to follow along "in real time with full transparency." Questions started pouring in with concerns raised about liability in the case of possible deaths (via Twitter) and masking (via Twitter).

The rapper, who went off on a tangent after someone called her out for retweeting a video featuring Tucker Carlson (via Twitter), would not be the first celebrity to visit the White House during the pandemic. Rising pop star Olivia Rodrigo made an appearance to encourage young people to get vaccinated earlier this summer (via CNN).