Nicki Minaj has been blasted for not getting the Covid-19 vaccine after she was forced to skip the Met Gala 2021.
The 38-year-old songstress recently caught Covid as she was preparing to attend the VMAs on Sunday, meaning she couldn't attend two high-profile events.
Taking to Twitter on Monday afternoon, she revealed to fans that she'd contracted Covid but she hadn't taken the vaccine as she was still "doing research" on it.
It followed previous reports that she was skipping the star-studded Gala event which had begun to circulate on social media.
Responding to a fan who was worried that they hadn't seen Minaj make a public appearance in months, she tweeted: "I have an infant with no nannies during Covid. Who mad? Not risking his health to be seen. One yaself."
She then confirmed her Covid news in a second tweet, adding: "I was prepping for VMAs then I shot a video and 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?[sic]"
The star also took a dig at the Met Gala organisers, saying: "If I get vaccinated it won't be for the Met."
She later added that she'll likely get the vaccine in the future, writing: "I'm sure I'll be vaccinated as well cuz I have to go on tour, etc."
However, the mother-of-one went on to slam Covid vaccines and share Covid conspiracy theories, even making a claim about rapper Drake.
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She questioned the reliability of the vaccine, alleging that Grammy-winning Drake had told her he caught Covid by getting the jab.
She penned: "Get vaccinated? Drake had just told me he got Covid with the vaccine though so chile."
The songstress then claimed that her cousin's friend became "impotent" after receiving the jab.
She tweeted: "My cousin in Trinidad won't get the vaccine cuz his friend got it and 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 and make sure you're comfortable with your decision, not bullied."
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The star was met with a backlash from medical professionals who contested her claims.
Dr leana Wen told People magazine: "It is just not true that getting the Covid-19 vaccine is associated with infertility in either males or females."
Nicki's fans were quick to comment that they had positive experiences with the vaccine, with Nicki reacting to one comment saying: "That's amazing babe. This is the norm."
Unfortunately though, the star appeared to get upset with all of the tweets, commenting: "You have been tweeting about me for an hour. You not #Tide yet? Mad I'm my own person? Mad the internet can't scare me away?
"It's always someone who looks like you. Polls are very much a part of research. Real experiences, Open dialogue, etc. Go put on your red clown tingz. [sic]"
The Met Gala's vaccination policy was outlined by a spokesperson last month, who said: "Currently, all attendees at The Met Gala on September 13 must provide proof of full vaccination and will also be expected to wear masks indoors except when eating or drinking."
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