Yet accustomed to impressing at the Met Gala, social event par excellence, Nicki Minaj justified her absence from the ceremony by her refusal to be vaccinated. A position that sparked outrage on Twitter.

Forced to cancel the two previous editions due to the health crisis, the Metropolitan Museum in New York asked that the guests at the annual gala organized under the leadership of Anna Wintour be vaccinated and masked, as required by the instructions of the city for all indoor activities. Nicki Minaj’s perceived anti-vaccine message explaining that she would not be attending the event was received very poorly by many Internet users.

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. In the meantime my loves, be safe. Wear the mask with 2 strings that grips your head & face. Not that loose one

“They want you to be vaccinated to go to the Met. If I get the shot it won’t be for the Met. If I do, it will be when I have done enough research on the subject. I’m currently working. In the meantime, my loves, protect yourself with a mask that covers your face well ”, we can read.

Before that, Nicki Minaj had just explained to have contracted the virus on the set of a video, and that it had prevented him from going to the MTV VMAs. And especially forced to stay away from his child who is not yet 1 year old. She took the opportunity to point out that the vaccine did not prevent contamination. Taking the example of Drake who she says was infected despite being vaccinated.

Love u babe. 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

“I was getting ready for the VMAs, I was shooting a video and guess who got the Covid? Do you know what it feels like not being able to hold your little baby in your arms for more than a week? A baby who is used to being only with his mother? Drake just told me he got the Covid when he got the vaccine, so let’s relax, “she wrote to a user.

Nicki Minaj then shared an anecdote about a cousin of her Trinidad and Tobago, and a friend of the latter who allegedly suffered side effects from the vaccine.

My cousin in Trinidad won’t get the vaccine cuz his friend got it & became impotent. His testicles became swollen. 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

“My cousin in Trinidad and Tobago refuses the vaccine because a friend of his had it and became powerless. His testicles ached. His friend was a few weeks away from getting married, and now his fiancée has called off the wedding. So pray about it and make sure you agree with your decision, not forced, ”we read.

When an Internet user explains to her that she does not have the choice to be vaccinated in order to keep her job, Nicki Minaj finally explained that she intended to be vaccinated soon for her next tour. Before launching a survey of his fans to recommend vaccines.

I know babe. A lot of countries won’t let ppl work w / o the vaccine. I’d def recommend they get the vaccine. They have to feed their families. I’m sure I’ll b vaccinated as well cuz I have to go on tour, etc.