Rapper Nicki Minaj has said in a series of tweets that she will not attend Monday’s annual Met Gala due to the Covid-19 vaccine requirement.
“They want you to get vaccinated for the Met. If I get vaccinated, it won’t be for the Met,” Minaj tweeted.
“This will be after I feel like I’ve done enough research. I’m working on it now. While waiting for my loves, be careful. Wear the mask with 2 strings that tighten your head and face. Not so cowardly. “
Minaj then shared a series of bizarre claims about the gunfire, including a story of a cousin abroad who said he refused to be vaccinated “because his friend had it and is become helpless “.
The claim was similar to debunked misinformation about the vaccine and fertility that had previously gone viral. The CDC says on its most recent immunization information page that there is “currently no evidence that vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccines, cause fertility problems in women or men.” .
Minaj also hinted in a tweet that she tested positive for the Covid while preparing the VMAs.
“Do you know what it’s like not being able to kiss or hold your little baby for more than a week? A baby that’s only used to its mom?” She wrote.
Some of Minaj’s followers responded to the artist, begging her to stop tweeting, claiming both her anecdotes were bizarre and the effectiveness and safety of vaccines were already extremely well documented.
When a fan shared that they should get the shot because they wouldn’t have a job otherwise, Minaj responded that she understands that “many countries will not let people work without vaccines.”
“I am sure that I will also be vaccinated because I have to go on tour, etc.”, she added.
In a tweet later, she asked her followers, “What vaccine would you recommend? It’s #QueenRadio time. Talk to me.”