Politico’s ‘Declassified’ weekly column, advertises itself as looking at the lighter side of politics.
They certainly lived up to their billing in reporting the spat between Nicki Minaj and the British government over her Nicki Minaj’s cousin’s friend’s swollen testicles. Nowhere else have I read so succinct and hilarious a rundown of what happened after Ms Minaj recounted “the heartbreaking tale of her cousin’s friend, who got the vaccine only to have his balls swell up and become impotent, resulting in his girlfriend calling off their wedding”.
First up, there was England’s chief medical officer Chris Whitty who denounced those who spread vaccine “untruths”. They should be “ashamed” he said soberly.
Then Ms Minaj herself. She took on Boris Johnson, posting a ridiculous audio message, complete with a mocking British accent, in which she claimed to have gone to Oxford, as well as to school with Margaret Thatcher (!) who told her (Ms Minaj) many nice things about Mr Johnson!
As Declassified noted: “If anyone from Hollywood is reading this, I’ve got a 300-page script ready to go — starring Octavia Spencer as Nicki Minaj, Patrick Stewart as Chris Whitty, Hugh Grant as Boris Johnson, and Nigel Farage and Donald Trump as the swollen testes”.
It’s a funny world.