Sunday night (November 29) was a crowded one at Republic Lounge in Atlanta as Reginae Carter threw a ‘99 and 2000s themed birthday party, however the event didn’t go without criticism.
Zonnique Pullins, daughter of Tamika ‘Tiny” Harris and stepdaughter of T.I., was in attendance with her boyfriend, Baltimore rapper Bandunta Izzy. Some took issue with her attendance because Zonnique is pregnant, making her particularly vulnerable when it comes to COVID-19.
On Monday, Zonnique shared on Twitter a message to everyone who had negative comments, tweeting, “Y’all wanna babysit or pay for a birthday or something? Concerned internet people?”
After receiving more criticism over her response, Zonnique went to her Instagram and posted a Boomerang video of a health professional prepping COVID-19 tests. She captioned the video, “We get COVID tested three times a week for ‘T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle.’ Y’all don’t have to be fake concerned 24/8.”
The CDC has previously reported that pregnant women are at a higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19 than non-pregnant individuals. Health complications such as premature birth are also more likely if exposed to the coronavirus.
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