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The Minaj Act

Nicki Minaj is getting a newly-introduced vaccine bill in Congress named after her following her controversial comments in the past regarding the COVID-19 vaccine.

Nicki Minaj made news recently with the announcement of her starring as the lead role of an upcoming animated series, and she now has returned to the news-cycle for her mention in a Congressional bill.

Specifically, a federal bill introduced by House Republican George Santos (NY-3) on Monday (Apr. 17th) dealing with the development of new vaccines has been referred to by the politician as "The Minaj Act".

Reporter Kadia Goba described in a tweet the introduction of the bill, mentioning Santos having also presented 6 other bills other than The Minaj Act. Santos has been criticized in the past for spreading misinformation and allegedly frequently-lying in the past about his background.

Minaj being referenced in the name of the bill may not be that random given the rapper having been vocal in the past about her vaccine-skepticism. She once tweeted about not wanting to get vaccine for attending the 2021 Met Gala, stating that she would only get vaccinated after having "done enough research".

The same day as posting that tweet, Minaj tweeted a claim that her cousin's friend became impotent due to having received the vaccine, leading to him losing his fiancé. "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," tweeted Minaj.

Criticism of the Trinidadian artist was swift and grand, with many across social media slamming Minaj for perpetuating anti-vaccine rhetoric.

Minaj has yet to respond to the news of Santos' vaccine bill being named after.


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