Met Gala 2021: Nicki Minaj skips event over vax mandate, floats myth about impotence

The ‘Anaconda’ hitmaker Nicki Minaj posted a lengthy tweet sharing how she was only going to get the Covid vaccine after she did her due research

                            Met Gala 2021: Nicki Minaj skips event over vax mandate, floats myth about impotence
Nicki Minaj attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)

Often dubbed as ‘Party of the Year’ and ‘the Oscars of the East Coast’ Met Gala finally kicked off on Monday, September 13, 2021, welcoming the who’s who of the fashion, music and art industry. Held at Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, artists like Billie Eilish, Frank Ocean, Grimes, Lil Nas X, and others grabbed quite the attention as they landed on the red carpet with their outrageous outfits.

Nicki Minaj, however, decided to skip the coveted event citing vaccine mandate as the issue. The ‘Anaconda’ hitmaker posted a lengthy tweet sharing her problem with her close to 23 million followers on the micro-blogging site. The 38-year-old rapper also posted a tweet where she claimed that one of her cousin’s friends got impotent after getting the vaccine. Social media users then decided to school the female emcee claiming that she was wrong. The decision of Nicki not marking her attendance at Met Gala 2021 comes a day after she skipped the MTV VMAs 2021 held in the same city.
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‘If I get vaccinated it won’t for the Met’: Nicki Minaj

Minaj had a pretty solid reason to back her up for not attending this year’s Met Gala. While taking to her Twitter, she asserted that she will only get vaccinated after she has done enough research adding that even if she gets vaccinated it won’t be for the Met. “They want you to get vaccinated for the Met. 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.”

The multi-platinum rapper then shared an incident of one of her cousin’s friends getting impotent after getting the shot. “My cousin in Trinidad won’t get the vaccine cuz his friend got it & became impotent. His testicles became swollen. His friend was weeks away from getting married, now the girl called off the wedding. So just pray on it & make sure you’re comfortable with ur decision, not bullied.”

While reverting to a fan’s tweet, Minaj posted that she definitely recommends getting the vaccine. “I know babe. A lot of countries won’t let ppl work w/o the vaccine. I’d def recommend they get the vaccine. They have to feed their families. I’m sure I’ll b vaccinated as well cuz I have to go on tour, etc.” Speaking of Met Gala 2021, Gen Z took over as the hosts of the renowned event. The young guns namely Timothee Chalamet, Naomi Osaka, Amanda Gorman and Billie Eilish were the part of the dream team this year.








‘Your research means nothing against what they know’

Social media users decided to flood Minaj’s Twitter posts urging her to get the shot. One user posted, “Your own research? Do you have a team of scientists running clinical trials out of a spare bedroom?” Whereas, another said, “Nicki I love you to death, but you were wrong. The vaccine absolutely significantly reduces the chances of hospitalization and serious illness. Please I beg, let's stay educated on this topic and trust the scientists and doctor who have worked tirelessly to help us end this. Ily.”

One added, “As a barb, ppl have every right to be upset about how careless it is to tweet something like this when over 3 million across the world have died from covid. Anyone who sees this: please get vaccinated to help end this shit and remember that nicki is not a medical professional.” The next one shared, “Gurl get vaccinated literally every doctor in the country is advising everyone to get vaccinated. Your research means nothing against what they know.” Meanwhile, one tweeted, “Girl. Get your shot. It ain't no worse than that plastic surgery needle.” And, another concluded, “Nicki people are not going to understand any of this. it’s best to delete all of these tweets.”














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