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Nicki Minaj skips Met Gala over COVID vaccine requirement: “If I get vaccinated, it won’t for the Met”

Raper Nicki Minaj will skip the 2021 Met Gala over the occasion’s COVID-19 vaccination necessities. Minaj, whose actual identify is Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty, informed followers that she remains to be researching the vaccine and doesn’t need to bounce into the resolution. 

“They want you to get vaccinated for the Met,” Minaj, 38, tweeted Monday night time. “if I get vaccinated it won’t for the Met. It’ll be once I feel I’ve done enough research. I’m working on that now. In the meantime my loves, be safe. Wear the mask with 2 strings that grips your head & face. Not that loose one.”

In a protracted tweet thread, Minaj revealed that she examined constructive for COVID after making ready to attend the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards and struggled with being away from her 12 month outdated son.

“Do u know what it is not to be able to kiss or hold your tiny baby for over a week?” Minaj tweeted. “A baby who is only used to his mama?”

Minaj additionally mentioned that fellow rapper Drake caught COVID in a so-called “breakthrough” an infection. She expects that she will probably be vaccinated as soon as she is required to go on tour, however won’t achieve this simply to attend the Met Gala.

 The “Pink Friday” artist continued her dialogue with followers over Twitter on Monday, encouraging commenters to get the vaccine whereas additionally sharing tales of vaccinated individuals who have skilled alleged unwanted effects.

My cousin in Trinidad received’t get the vaccine cuz his buddy received it & grew to become impotent. His testicles grew to become swollen. His buddy was weeks away from getting married, now the woman known as off the marriage ceremony. So simply pray on it & be sure you’re comfy with ur resolution, not bullied

— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) September 13, 2021

This will probably be the first Met Gala Minaj has skipped in 4 consecutive years. In compliance with New York’s “Key To NYC” vaccination guidelines, all company attending the gala, which is famously held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will probably be required to be absolutely vaccinated.