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Last night, the world began mourning the death of Yvette Wilson – the acclaimed comedienne most recognized for her work in 90s sitcom.
A long time sufferer of cervical cancer, the last few months saw the actress call on the publicâ€™s help to fund her treatment as the US health system- unlike that of the UKâ€™s- does not offer free medical care.
Enraged by the injustice, â€˜Superbassâ€˜ Rapper Nicki Minaj took to Twitter to air out her feelings. Feelings, which have now scored her an invitation to the White House to debate the issue.
In response to a fan who tweeted of Wilsonâ€™s death, the mogul explained:
(She) had to raise [insert dollar] for her MEDS.
Whatâ€™s sad is that when Yvette was bringing home the bacon, the govâ€™t was probably taking millions.On her deathbed though, #Nowheretobefound.
That should be a God given right! Even with Obama Care, too much involved. Just give FREE health care to all. @barackobama What can we do?
@BarackObama I wouldnâ€™t mind the millions they took if it was going to healthcare. Why should a poor person struggle to pay for MEDS sir?
Moved by her message, Questo of The Roots replied:
@NICKIMINAJ i personally know that the white house administration would LOVE for you to use ur tweet power to raise health care awareness
@NICKIMINAJ seriously dm me, they need that energy you conveyâ€™d last night about Yvette Wilsonâ€™s health crisis! you can help!.
Minaj is yet to respond to Questo publicly.
This marks the latest political stance the multi-platinum MC has spoken out on this year. Back in April, she criticized irresponsible women who had children for what she called â€˜the wrong reasonsâ€™.
I really am interested in learning how to build the education system to a point where we have more of a success rate in terms of black children that go from high school to college.
Most of my closest girlfriends, it was just like once they got out of high school they figured, â€œOh well, weâ€™re out of high schoolâ€™ or â€˜I got my GED, Iâ€™m goodâ€™ and I donâ€™t want my fans to think like that.
One day, youâ€™re going to look back and think â€˜Wait a minute, did I really lose my life clubbing and miss out on a moment where I couldâ€™ve been building myself as a woman and having something to offer my children.â€™
We got so many girls right now having children and donâ€™t even know the first thing to say to a child.
Youâ€™re having a child because I want to keep this dude or it just happened. I want to get us to the place where it doesnâ€™t just happen and that weâ€™re smarter than that. Weâ€™re the ones in control again.
Why are we never in control? Why are we stuck with a baby?
Why are we always stuck on the welfare line? Why are we always stuck having to beg, borrow and steal to provide for our children?
Why do we think thereâ€™s something wrong for waiting to have a baby?
Waiting until youâ€™re 35 or 36 to have children; technology has changed â€“ you can wait.