"If I get vaccinated it won’t be for the Met."
This evening, the rapper and singer took to Twitter to reveal that she "got" COVID-19 while prepping for her scheduled performance at the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards, which was eventually cancelled.
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 https://t.co/wInXoJcHBn
In response to speculation that she'd pulled out of appearing at this year's Met Gala, Minaj said she contracted the disease after the show prep as well as shooting a music video: "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?"
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In a follow-up tweet, Minaj claimed that the Met Gala "[wants] you" to get vaccinated for COVID-19 before revealing that she herself has not gotten vaccinated: "[I]f I get vaccinated it won't be for the Met. It'll be once I feel I've done enough research. I'm working on that now."
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 🙏♥️