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Why Nicki Minaj won’t attend the 2021 Met Gala

Nicki Minaj skips the 2021 Met Gala due to its vaccination mandate.

Amid curiosity about whether the 38-year-old rapper would attend the highly anticipated fashion event on Monday, September 13, a fan shared photos on Twitter from a previous Met Gala that Nicki attended. Nicki has understandably been busy over the past year, as she and her husband Kenneth small welcomed a son on September 30, 2020.

This led the star to to respond, “I have a baby without nannies during COVID. Who’s crazy? Don’t risk his health to be seen. One yourself.”

After another fan posted that he didn’t watch Nicki to “risk catching” COVID-19 at the Met Gala, the performer responded, “I love you baby. I was getting ready for vmas then I shot a video and guess who had COVID? Do you know what it is like not being able to kiss or hold your little baby for more than one week? A baby that is only used for its mom? “