‘Starships’ hitmaker Nicki Minaj rocketed to the top of Twitter’s trending list Monday evening (September 13) after confirming she will NOT be in attendance at the night’s highly anticipated Met Gala due to restrictions against people who have not received the COVID-19 vaccination.
I have an infant with no nannies during COVID. who mad? Not risking his health to be seen. One yaself. https://t.co/z1uo2OHO1b
— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) September 13, 2021
While her fans – affectionately called #Barbz – continued to express how let down they were over the last minute announcement of her absence from the 2021 MTV VMAs, the GRAMMY nominee dealt another dose of disappointment when she revealed she would also be absent from the year’s Met Gala as they’ve imposed regulations that all attendees be vaccinated.
As seen in the string of tweets above, Minaj also stunned when she announced the true reason for her VMA absence was due to a positive COVID diagnosis – ending speculation it was related to her husband’s legal drama. Despite her bout with COVID, the 38-year-old maintains she is not ready to get vaccinated until she has ‘done enough research.’
What’s more, if the tweet above is to be believed, Nicki signaled she intends on missing all of the rest of the year’s major events if they all impose similar COVID safety guidelines.