Update (Sept. 14, 2021): The blowback around Nicki Minaj's decision not to get vaccinated — which she publicized in the wake of the Met Gala's vaccination requirement — is getting ugly. 

In a Monday tweet, the 38-year-old rapper revealed she's opting out of getting the vaccine until she has more information on it. 

"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," Minaj revealed to the dismay of many, including Joy Reid. 

On a Monday episode of The ReidOut, the journalist delivered a gentle message to the rapper. 

"You have a platform, sister, that is 22 million followers, OK? I have 2 million followers. You have 22 million followers on Twitter," Reid emphasized. "For you to use your platform to encourage our community to not protect themselves and save their lives, my God sister, you can do better than that! You got that platform — it's a blessing that you got that! The people listen to you — and they listen to you more than they listen to me!"

"For you to use your platform to put people in the position of dying from a disease they don't have to die from, oh my God, sister. As a fan, as a hip-hop fan, as somebody who is your fan, I'm so sad that you did that, so sad that you did that, sister. Oh, my God," she added. 

Minaj didn't seem to receive the commentary well. 

"This is what happens when you’re so thirsty to down another Black woman (by the request of the white man), that you didn’t bother to read all my tweets. 'My God SISTER do better' imagine getting ur dumb ass on tv a min after a tweet to spread a false narrative about a Black woman," Minaj wrote in a tweet directed at the host of The ReidOut, which airs every weeknight at the same time.

But the "Yikes" rapper wasn't finished. She later shared screenshots of old tweets from Reid about her own vaccine skepticism. 

"A lying homophobic coon. I guess I can join in the reindeer games too right? Ppl can go on tv & lie on me, I can report on them, too right? Doesn’t have to be truths. It can be half truths," she wrote. "Uncle Tomiana asked who on earth would trust the US FDA guys."

Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza chimed in on the quickly escalated ordeal. 

"Shout out to @JoyAnnReid for loving us enough to tell the whole ass truth. Nikki trippin," she wrote. "That’s the tweet. You can blaze my mentions but idk I ain’t really on this thing like that anyway so there’s that on that."

Minaj further defended her choice by saying a relative had a tale to tell about the effects of the vaccine. The rapper claimed a friend of a cousin became impotent following vaccination — Jemele Hill thought not. 

According to NBC Chicago, no COVID-19 vaccines have been linked to issues with any male reproductive organs. 

Original (Sept. 13, 2021): As the 2021 Met Gala commences, one person who will not be in attendance is Nicki Minaj. The rapper gave insight into the event's COVID-19 safety protocols, saying that all attendees were required to be vaccinated.

Minaj shared that she wouldn't be getting vaccinated simply for the Met Gala, and would rather make the decision on her own terms.

"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," she said.

"Wear the mask with 2 strings that grips your head and face. Not that loose one," she added. 

The "Super Bass" artist's Twitter timeline was filled with further discussion and chats with fans about all things COVID-19.