Minaj said that she was skipping the Met Gala 2021 because it was compulsory for the attendees to be jabbed and have a negative COVID report.
On September 14, Nicki Minaj tweeted, "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 two strings that grip your head & face. Not that loose one." She also said that "her cousin isn't getting vaccinated because "his friend got it & became impotent." "So just pray on it & make sure you're comfortable with ur decision, not bullied," she said.
However, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) fact sheets for the Moderna, Pfizer, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, erectile dysfunction is not a known side effect of the COVID-19 vaccine. COVID-19 vaccines are the most effective way of reducing the risk of hospitalization and mortality. Clinical trials are conducted for all vaccines to ensure their safety and effectiveness.
Before rolling out for public use, governments and public health bodies have imposed rigorous safety standards and multi-stage trials for COVID-19 vaccines.
Though Minaj didn't advocate against getting vaccinated, she did try to instill fear by claiming that vaccine causes erectile dysfunction. Thus, the claim that Nicki Minaj skipped the Met Gala over its vaccine requirement is true.