According to Buckingham Palace, the Queen was experiencing mild cold-like symptoms,” and she was expected to continue “light duties” at home this week.
“She will continue to receive medical attention and will follow all the appropriate guidelines,” the palace added per a statement.
Many notable personalities have reached out to the Queen via social media, urging the 95-year-old to get well soon. Amongst those was Nicki Minaj.
God save THE QUEEN.
Sending my love & respect to The Queen & her palace.
Wishing you a speedy recovery. 🇬🇧
— Nicki & The Barbz
— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) February 21, 2022
The rapper tweeted, “God save THE QUEEN. Sending my love & respect to The Queen & her palace. Wishing you a speedy recovery. — Nicki & The Barbz.”
On February 10, 2022, Prince Charles tested positive for COVID.
Clarence House said in a press release at the time, “This morning, The Prince of Wales has tested positive for COVID-19 and is now self-isolating.”
The 73-year-old future king canceled his scheduled trip to Winchester to adhere to Britain’s pandemic rules. However, his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, went ahead with planned visits. An inside source subsequently noted that he visited the Queen, who showed no symptoms.
However, this wasn’t the first time she’s had a significant illness.
In the fall of 2021, the Queen experienced a major health scare, leading her to cancel public engagements, including a visit to Northern Ireland and an appearance at the COP26 climate change seminar in Glasgow.
Although it was hoped that 2022 would mark a better year for the monarch, the infection is the latest blow to the throne.
Nicki Minaj Links COVID-19 Vaccine To Swollen Testicles
Last year, Nicki Minaj shared her thoughts about the vaccination requirements to attend the Met Gala. She also revealed that she wouldn’t be attending the event.
“They want you to get vaccinated for the Met,” the rapper tweeted. “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 two strings that grip your head & face. Not that loose one.”
She followed up the tweet by sharing an anecdote about a family friend who became impotent after being vaccinated.
“My cousin in Trinidad won’t get the vaccine cuz his friend got it & became impotent. His testicles became swollen,” she added. “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.”
Minaj Faced Backlash For Spreading Covid Misinformation
Following her controversial tweet, she faced backlash from several people, including MSNBC journalist Joy Reid.
“For you to use your platform to encourage our community to not protect themselves and save their lives,” Reid said. “As a fan, I am so sad that you did that.”
In retaliation, Minaj then shared an old controversial post of Reid’s, accusing her of writing homophobic articles. She also accused Reid and news outlets of misquoting her and misinterpreting what she had said.
“3 lies in a row from huge news platforms,” she said alongside screenshots of articles from USA Today, The Daily Beast, and Yahoo! News. “I cited my young child as why I didn’t want to travel. But notice how NONE of them mentioned that? Ask yourself why that was.”
She also told the Daily Mail columnist Meghan McCain to “eat shit” after the latter shared her tweet, which said, “that’s entirely enough internet for today.”
She then argued with controversial broadcaster Piers Morgan, who labeled her “ghastly.” He also accused Minaj of ignoring his children at an event.
“Stop fkng lying,” Minaj responded. “I never turn down pics with kids. If a middle person told you that, they were out of line. don’t blame me you stupid piece of shit.”
Minaj Gets Trolled By The Philadelphia Department Of Public Health
Since the testicle fiasco, Minaj mellowed down on her hot takes concerning the vaccine and covid. Until recently, February 19th, when she got trolled by the Philadelphia Department of Public Health.
Minaj had tweeted, “Nothing like watching someone speak confidently about something they know nothing about.” This definitely seemed to have rubbed the Philadelphia Dept. of Public Health, the wrong way as the account quoted her tweet with a screenshot of her 2021 swollen testicle/covid-19 take.
Neither has Philadelphia Public Health, apparently 🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/SXHOocVDt2
— Raven Valkyrie (Deez Nuts/Doze Nuts) (@raven_valkyrie) February 18, 2022
Minaj replied by saying “I’ve never seen a vaccine trigger this amount of shaming & fear tactics.”
The iconic rapper is presently on the promo trail for her recently released singles, “Do We Have A Problem” and “Bussin.”
Her fans expect her to release her hotly anticipated fifth studio album sometime this year. It will be her first album since 2018’s “Queen”, which was released to mild reception.