Rapper Nicki Minaj has admitted on Twitter that she contracted COVID-19 during the rehearsal of her scrapped 2021 MTV Video Music Awards performance, all the while relating her reasons for skipping this year's Met Gala and seemingly spreading misinformation about the vaccine against the novel coronavirus.

Nicki Minaj tweeted on Monday, Sept. 13, that she decided to rebuff the Met Gala's invitation this year due to a vaccination protocol and mandate that required attendees above the age of 12 years old to be vaccinated before the event, according to USA Today

“They want you to get vaccinated for the Met. if I get vaccinated it won’t for the Met,” she said in a tweet. “It’ll be once I feel I’ve done enough research. I’m working on that now.”

In another tweet, Minaj started to spread misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine, purporting that the vaccine causes impotence despite no research backing this assertion, Page Six reported.

“My cousin in Trinidad won’t get the vaccine cuz his friend got it & became impotent. His testicles became swollen,” she claims in a tweet. “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.”

After interacting with her fans, collectively called Barbz, many of whom using scientific research to urge her to get vaccinated, she asked her fans what vaccine they took in a poll, a move widely mocked by Twitter users, according to the New York Daily News.

“Was this the research?” senior editor of the Huffington Post Philip Lewis said as he retweeted the survey that Nicki Minaj put up about which vaccine is most effective. 

Nicki Minaj responded angrily about Philip Lewis’s response, tweeting “It’s always someone who looks like you. Polls are very much a part of research. Real experiences, Open dialogue, etc.”

COVID-19 has killed at least 650,000 people over the past two years, with only 53.6 percent of the population being vaccinated against the virus as of this time. More than 90 percent of the cases of COVID-19 happening now are to people who refuse to get vaccinated, according to the CDC.

roger-harris-Sj_FOinWBPI-unsplash Rap superstar Nicki Minaj has admitted that she contracted the COVID-19 virus during a rehearsal at the VMAs. Angela Weiss/Getty Images