The Met Gala Twitter controversy rages on, forcing health officials to release statements in light of inaccurate news spread by the rap star.

In case you missed it earlier in the week, Nicki Minaj began trending on Twitter during the annual Met Gala earlier due to her refusal to attend the event. The performer said she had no nanny for her infant, and she also must be vaccinated to attend the prestigious event - which she is not.

She explained her decision further by responding to a number of tweets, including a story about her cousin's friend in Trinidad and Tobago. Minaj claims that this man's testicles "became swollen" and he "became impotent" after receiving the COVID vaccination. Apparently, he was weeks away from getting married, but "now the girl called off the wedding".

The testicular cancer comments made by Nicki Minaj has resulted in health officials across the world utter a collective sigh. But it's not just health officials - UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has even managed to enter the fray, saying he's "not familiar" with the works of the performer.

This diss was not to be missed by Minaj, which resulted in her recording a soundbite in a British accent where she said Boris was "so amazing" and offered to send him a portfolio of her work, "since you don't know much about me".

Not one to miss out on the opportunity to take someone down, Piers Morgan entered the Nicki Minaj pile-on, saying that the one time he met her she was one of "the rudest little madams I've ever met". The rap star hit back, telling him to "stop fkng lying", as she had never met him.

And so we come to today's news which sees Trinidad and Tobago Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh debunk the false claims made by the global star. He says the reason they didn't respond to her claims in real time is because health officials in the country had to "check and make sure that what she was claiming was either true or false".

Acting as if in disbelief of the situation he has been placed in, Deyalsingh continued by saying: "Unfortunately, we wasted so much time yesterday running down this false claim. It is, as far as we know in this point in time, there has been no such reported side effects or adverse event."

The Caribbean island has had a surge in cases of the Delta strain due to vaccine hesitancy. The testicular cancer comments made by Nicki Minaj, due to her being a major influencer, could have adverse effects on the country's roll-out of the vaccine.