Nicki Minaj announced on Twitter yesterday that she wouldn't be attending this year's Met Gala, for which attendees need to be vaccinated.

Nicki Minaj explained her reasons in a series of tweets, including writing: "I have an infant with no nannies during COVID.

"Not risking his health to be seen."

Elsewhere she wrote: "They want you to get vaccinated for the Met. if I get vaccinated it won’t for the Met. [sic]

"It’ll be once I feel I’ve done enough research. I’m working on that now."

She advised her followers to "be safe. Wear the mask with 2 strings that grips your head & face. Not that loose one."

Nicki Minaj went on the defense when others started tweeting her, saying Drake got COVID-19, even having been vaccinated, and said she had the same symptoms as people vaccinated had.

Elsewhere she wrote: "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."

She added: "So just pray on it & make sure you're comfortable with ur decision, not bullied."

The singer also noted that she probably will get vaccinated so she can go on tour in the future.