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- Stephen Colbert parodied Nicki Minaj's COVID-19 misinformation tweets with a remix of "Super Bass."
- Colbert's remix is titled "Super Balls."
- The title is a reference to Minaj's claim that someone became impotent after taking the COVID vaccine.
Stephen Colbert debuted a remix of Nicki Minaj's hit song "Super Bass" on "The Late Show" Thursday evening that parodied the rapper's now-infamous series of tweets about the COVID-19 vaccine.
Colbert's remix is titled "Super Balls" in reference to one specific Minaj tweet in which she shared the unsubstantiated claim that a friend of her cousin who lives in Trinidad "became impotent" after taking the COVID-19 vaccine.
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"His testicles became swollen," Minaj claimed in the tweet. "His friend was weeks away from getting married, now the girl called off the wedding."
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has continuouslythat the COVID-19 vaccines can cause impotency among men or fertility problems in women. No evidence currently shows that any of the approved vaccines lead to such side effects. Early research, however, suggests that .
The "Super Balls" video features footage of Minaj's tweets being discussed by news anchors before an unnamed woman starts to rap over the "Super Bass" beat with satirical lyrics that make reference to "swollen testes" and "beach ball nads."
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"Love her downnnnnnn," wrote Minaj with the hashtag #QueenRih "#RokNRiha #QueenRih #CaribbeanGirlsRunit Love her downnnnnnn #NewYorkS--- #YKTFV," Minaj captioned the post.
You can watch the full "Super Balls" remix below.
Nicki Minaj began her series of tweets on Monday by announcing that she would not be attending the 2021 Met Gala because the event required attendees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
"They want you to get vaccinated for the Met," Minaj wrote. "If I get vaccinated it won't for the Met. It'll be once I feel I've done enough research. I'm working on that now. In the meantime my loves, be safe. Wear the mask with 2 strings that grips your head & face."
Minaj also revealed that she had previously contracted COVID-19 and questioned the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccines, claiming that the rapper Drake told her he caught COVID-19 after he had been vaccinated.
While breakthrough COVID-19 infections can occur and have been reported, research shows that the COVID-19 vaccines are adept at preventing hospitalization and death from the virus.
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CDC research, however, shows that the majority of recent coronavirus-related hospitalizations and deaths. The study reported that unvaccinated Americans were 11 times more likely to die from COVID-19. And from April to June, unvaccinated individuals accounted for 95% of cases, 93% of hospitalizations, and 92% of COVID-19 deaths.
During a, Trinidad's health minister Terrence Deyalsingh said officials in the country investigated Minaj's claims and had found that there is "absolutely no reported side effect or adverse event of testicular swelling in Trinidad... and none that we know of anywhere in the world."
Deyalsingh said health officials had wasted a lot of time "running down" Minaj's "false claim."
"[We] take all these claims seriously," he said.
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