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Nicki Minaj Bails On Met Gala 2021 Over COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

Sep. 13 2021, Published 6:21 p.m. ET

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After backing out of MTV’s VMA's, rapper Nicki Minaj is bailing on the Met Gala.

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The 38-year-old singer tweeted moments before fashion’s biggest night that she was not attending, due to COVID-19 vaccination requirement for attendees.

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“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 tweeted on Monday, September 13. “In the meantime my loves, be safe. Wear the mask with 2 strings that grips your head & face. Not that loose one.”

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She followed-up her initial tweet with a bizarre reasoning for explaining why she possibly hasn’t gotten the vaccine yet.

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

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The controversial “Bang Bang” songstress immediately received backlash for her words. “Please don’t spread this agenda.. listen to health officials,” a user wrote, while another commented: “Gurl get vaccinated literally every doctor in the country is advising everyone to get vaccinated. Your research means nothing against what they know.”

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“Nicki Minaj has 22 million Twitter followers and is spreading anecdotal, unsubstantiated vaccine stories and conspiracy theories,” host Sowmya Krishnamurthy tweeted. “Spreading fake news and rumors to impressionable fans during a pandemic is not cool.”

Minaj’s declaration comes after OK! learned her husband Kenneth Petty pleaded guilty to failing to register as a sex offender in the state of California.

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The 43-year-old did not register as a sex offender after relocating to the The Golden State in 2019. He was convicted of attempted rape in New York in 1995 for an incident that occured with a 16-year-old girl a year prior.

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