Rapper Nicki Minaj to skip 2021 Met Gala during eventconditions. Minaj, real name Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty, told her followers that she was still researching the vaccine and didn’t want to make the decision.
“They want you to get vaccinated for the Met”, Minaj, 38, tweeted Monday evening. “If I get the shot, it won’t be for the Met. It will be once I feel like I’ve done enough research. I’m working on it now. While waiting for my loves, be careful. Wear it. 2-string mask that grips your head and face. Not so loose. “
In a long tweet thread, Minaj revealed she tested positive for COVID after preparing to attend theand struggled to get away from her 12 month old son.
“Do you know what it is like not being able to kiss or hold your little baby for more than a week?” Minaj tweeted. “A baby who is only used to his mother?”
Minaj also said his fellow rapper Drake caught COVID from a so-called “breakthrough” infection. She expects her to be vaccinated once she has to go on tour, but won’t do so just to attend the Met Gala.
The “Pink Friday” artist continued her chat with fans on Twitter on Monday, encouraging commentators to get the shot while also sharing stories of people vaccinated who have suffered suspected side effects.
This will be the first Met Gala that Minaj has skipped in four consecutive years. In accordance with New York’s “Key To NYC”, all guests attending the gala, which is being held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, must be fully immunized.