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Superstar Nicki Minaj and Philly rapper Meek Mill were one of the hottest couples in pop culture. They lived together in Philadelphia, seemed to be a match made in hip hop heaven until they called it quits in 2017, citing irreconcilable differences.
On Monday night, another major difference arose between the two rap stars:
Mill appears to be vaccinated against COVID, as opposed to Minaj, who jumped on social media to share conspiracy theories about why she has yet to get the vaccine — though she eventually said she’d probably get the jab for work purposes.
While the pandemic continues to surge all over the globe, Minaj took to Twitter to assert she was skipping the illustrious Met gala because the event has a COVID vaccine requirement.
“They want you to get vaccinated for the Met. if I get vaccinated it won’t for the Met,” Minaj tweeted.
“It’ll be once I feel I’ve done enough research. I’m working on that now,” she said, without specifying what research she might be able to do that would contradict multiple studies showing that all the available COVID vaccines are safe. She added: “In the meantime my loves, be safe. Wear the mask with 2 strings that grips your head & face. Not that loose one.”
Minaj went on to share a series of outlandish claims about the vaccine, including a bizarre story about her cousin in Trinidad who said he refused to be vaccinated “cuz his friend got it & became impotent” when his “testicles became swollen.”
In another tweet, Minaj gave the impression that she recently tested positive for COVID “I was prepping for VMAs then I shot a video & guess who got COVID?”
Apparently she missed the memo that with the delta variant continuing to spread at a rapid pace, getting vaccinated is widely considered the best protection against the virus.
Meanwhile, her ex-beau Meek Mill recently posted that he was looking for vaccinated travel partners so he didn’t have to “go to London” by himself. That doesn’t necessarily mean he’s vaxxed — he didn’t directly reply when people tweeted at him to ask — but it sure looks like it.
Mill, whose “Dreams and Nightmares” became the anthem of the Eagles Super Bowl Championship, grew up in North and South Philly.
He spent most of his adult years on probation with his movement restricted — including when he was dating Minaj, which is why she ended up living in Philadelphia for a bit — and eventually became a symbol of criminal justice reform. His 12-year legal saga ended in 2019, so now he’s free to roam the globe as he wishes.
After causing quite a stir Monday night, Minaj did tweet that she would likely eventually get vaccinated so she could go on tour.
“A lot of countries won’t let ppl work w/o the vaccine,” she wrote. ” I’d def recommend they get the vaccine. They have to feed their families. I’m sure I’ll b vaccinated as well cuz I have to go on tour, etc.”
To say that many disagreed with Minaj’s COVID advice would be an understatement. Below are some of the tweets in response to Minaj’s thoughts regarding the vaccine.