Fauci dismissed the claim as false when asked about it during an interview Tuesday on CNN

She went on to say: “They want you to get vaccinated for the Met. 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. Not that loose one.”

In a third tweet, the rapper shared a bizarre story about her cousin’s friend who got the vaccine “& became impotent.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says on its most updated information page on vaccinations that there is “currently no evidence that any vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccines, cause fertility problems in women or men.”

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, debunked a claim made by rapper Nicki Minaj that the Covid-19 vaccine can make men impotent.

Fauci dismissed the claim as false when asked about it during an interview Tuesday on CNN.

“There’s no evidence that it happens, nor is there any mechanistic reason to imagine that it would happen,” he said. “So the answer to your question is no.”

Fauci went on to talk about the dangers of vaccine misinformation.

The “Starships” rapper made the erroneous statement on Monday in a series of tweets explaining why she skipped this year’s Met Gala. In one post, the rapper, who said she tested positive for Covid herself, told fans that she didn’t want to put her baby at risk. Minaj and her husband, Kenneth Petty, welcomed their first child together last year.