Nicki Minaj Revealed That She "Got" COVID-19 And Said That She's Not Vaccinated

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  • Nicki Minaj
    Nicki Minaj
    American rapper

You know Nicki Minaj.

Nicki Minaj carries a purse as she walks down the street in a floral print dress and large sunglasses
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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 canceled.

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?"

Minaj poses for a photo while holding a coat across the back of her waist at a fashion event
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She also appeared to scoff at the suggestion to "get vaccinated," claiming that "Drake had just told me he got covid w/THE VACCINE tho so chile."

Minaj stands in front of a microphone while accepting an award
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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."

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

With the delta variant continuing to circulate throughout the world, getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is your best protection against the virus. Head to the CDC's website to find out more information about the COVID-19 vaccine.