It started with a seemingly innocuous post on social media. It ended up shining a light on hip-hop’s complicated relationship with the COVID-19 vaccine.
On Sept. 13, rapper Nicki Minaj announced on Twitter that she would not be attending the famed Met Gala due to a requirement that guests must show proof of vaccination amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“If I get vaccinated it won’t [be] for the Met,” she told her 22.8 million followers. “It’ll be once I feel I’ve done enough research.”
Some observers pressed Minaj on just how much more “research” needed to be done when, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, data shows that all three COVID vaccines have proved to be safe and effective in blocking severe sickness and death, even against the more communicable Delta variant.
Source : https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2021-09-27/nicki-minaj-vaccine-hip-hop158