Published On: Tue, Sep 14th, 2021

Nicki Minaj skips Met Gala over COVID-19 vaccine requirement


Rapper Nicki Minaj will skip this yr’s Met Gala over the occasion’s COVID-19 vaccination necessities. Minaj, whose actual title is Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty, instructed followers that she remains to be researching the vaccine and doesn’t wish to leap into the choice. 

“They want you to get vaccinated for the Met,” Minaj, 38, tweeted Monday. “If I get vaccinated, it won’t (be) 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.”

Minaj additionally revealed that she examined constructive for COVID after getting ready to attend the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards and struggled with being away from her 12-month-old 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?”

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Nicki Minaj attends the Met Gala on May 6, 2019.

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Minaj mentioned fellow rapper Drake caught COVID in a “breakthrough” an infection. She expects that she will likely be vaccinated as soon as she is required to go on tour, however is not going to achieve this simply to attend the Met Gala.

She continued discussing the vaccine with followers, encouraging them to get the vaccine whereas sharing tales of people that skilled alleged uncomfortable side effects.

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





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