Tuesday Sep 14, 2021
American rapper Nicki Minaj had to skip the 2021 Met Gala after being diagnosed with COVID-19.
Her diagnosis came not long after she tweeted out expressing skepticism about the coronavirus vaccines, confessing that she hadn’t gotten herself jabbed yet and was waiting to fully research on the subject before getting inoculated.
“I was prepping for vmas then i shot a video & guess who got COVID? Do u know what it is not to be able to kiss or hold your tiny baby for over a week? A baby who is only used to his mama? “get vaccinated” Drake had just told me he got covid w|THE VACCINE tho so chile [sic],” she wrote on Twitter.
The ’Queen of Rap’ was blasted on social media after she claimed vaccines were leading to ‘impotency.’
“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,” she said.
“In the meantime my loves, be safe. Wear the mask with 2 strings that grips your head & face. Not that loose one,” she added.
In another tweet, she shared that her cousin in Trinidad refused to get the vaccine because “his friend got it & became impotent.”
“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,” she wrote.
Minaj’s claims were dismissed as the CDC clarifies that the vaccine is safe and does not cause impotency and also maximizes protection from other emerging variants of the virus.