When news hit that Moesha actress Yvette Wilson had succumbed to cervical cancer last week, Nicki Minaj took to Twitter to rant about how unfair it was that health care issues got in the way of Wilson receiving proper treatment. Now people are pushing for the singer to head to the White House to talk about what role she could play in the fight for fair health coverage.
“What’s sad is that when Yvette was bringing home the bacon, the gov’t was probably taking millions. On her deathbed though, #Nowheretobefound,” she wrote. “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?”
Wilson's friend Jeffrey Pittle had set up a donation website to help cover Wilson's medical care costs. At the time of her death, they had raised nearly 30 percent of their $50,000 goal.
"@BarackObama I wouldn’t mind the millions they took if it was going to healthcare. Why should a poor person struggle to pay for MEDS sir?"
Questlove of the Roots is all for Minaj's White House visit, replying over Twitter, "@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 conveyed last night about Yvette Wilson’s health crisis! You can help!” he added.
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