On Monday night, the annual Met Gala took place in New York City with many celebrities in attendance.
This year’s event had a vaccine mandate in place, meaning all guests were required to show proof of having had a Covid-19 vaccination this year, in keeping with New York City rules.
Rapper Nicki Minaj, who would typically have attended the gala, explained on Twitter that she has not been vaccinated, citing a bizarre and unfounded story of a cousin’s friend who claims his testicles became swollen.
In a viral tweet, Minaj said: “My cousin in Trinidad won’t get the vaccine cuz his friend got it & 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 & make sure you’re comfortable with ur decision, not bullied.”
My cousin in Trinidad won’t get the vaccine cuz his friend got it & became impotent. His testicles became swollen.… https://t.co/xQJa2xi9TX