Nicki Minaj recently stated that she will not be attending the Met Gala due to their COVID requirements. Nicki wrote: "They want you to get vaccinated for the Met. if I get vaccinated it won’t for the Met. It’ll be once I feel I’ve done enough research. I’m working on that now. In the meantime my loves, be safe. Wear the mask with 2 strings that grips your head & face. Not that loose one". Joy Reid responded to Nicki by slamming her for spreading misinformation to her 22 million followers, after which Nick responded with a link to Jouy Reid's video with the tweet: "The two white men sittin there nodding their heads cuz this uncle tomiana doing the work chile. How sad."