US rapper Nicki Minaj claims to “love” Boris Johnson amid bizarre vax row

High profile American rap artist Nicki Minaj has claimed to “love” Prime Minister Boris Johnson despite him aiming “a diss” at her in today’s coronavirus press conference.

The whole bizarre episode started late last night when best-selling artist Minaj posted a comment on social media platform Twitter linking coronavirus vaccines to impotence and testicular swelling.

“My cousin in Trinidad won’t get the vaccine cuz his friend got it & became impotent” she claimed. “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”.

Her comments were slammed by England’s Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty at a press briefing earlier today, who insisted that such claims were false, before the Prime Minister added: “I’m not as familiar with the works of Nicki Minaj as perhaps I should be, but I am familiar with Nikki Kanani – superstar GP of Bexley, who has appeared many times before you – who will tell you that vaccines are wonderful and everybody should get them.”

Minaj seemed amused by the Prime Minister’s comments, taking to social media to say: “I love him even tho I guess this was a diss? The accent ugh! Yassss boo!!!”

She then went on to post a 43 second voice clip on Twitter, using a faux British accent and claiming to be British. She also suggested she attended the University of Oxford with former British PM Margaret Thatcher while expressing an interest in sending her portfolio to Mr Johnson so he could familiarise himself with her work.

The odd Twitter episode has spilled over to a number of other British political figures, with Minaj referring to popular British TV host Piers Morgan as a “stupid piece of shit” and calling BBC Politics editor Laura Kuenssberg “dumbo”.