Halsey Skips The Met Gala Because They’re Still Breastfeeding & Nicki Minaj Shows Support

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September 14, 2021 10:45AM EDT

Ender Ridley Aydin’s ma and euphony icon Halsey was unluckily absent astatine the 2021 Met Gala, and opened up astir wherefore she skipped the event.

While galore stars turned heads astatine the 2021 Met Gala connected Monday September 13, Halsey’presence was noticeably missed astatine the yearly manner event. After becoming a ma successful July, the If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power vocalist tweeted to their fans that they skipped the lawsuit to enactment with their baby. In a series of tweets, they showed however thankful they are not lone for their newborn son Ender Ridley Aydin but besides their fans for being understanding.

When a instrumentality asked wherefore Halsey wasn’t astatine the yearly Costume Institute Benefit, the 24-year-old vocalist responded they were “still breastfeeding,” and made airy of the night’s “In America” theme. “I lone had my babe 7 weeks ago. There’s thing much ‘American fashion’ than moms having to spell backmost to enactment aft conscionable giving birth,” they wrote. Halsey besides made a notation that they were suffering from immoderate postpartum slump successful another tweet, showing however “grateful” they are. “[P]ostpartum does not discriminate. That’s each I meant to say.”

After Halsey shared their reasons for not attending, Nicki Minaj (who didn’t be the Met Gala aft investigating affirmative for COVID) offered a amusement of enactment for her chap artist. “You don’t person to explain,” Nicki wrote successful an Instagram communicative with screenshots of Halsey’s tweets. Nicki besides seemed to notation 1 of her ain tweets that stirred up controversy, erstwhile she revealed she’s unvaccinated. The “Super Bass” rapper had lamented that she “couldn’t clasp [her] baby” owed to investigating positive. “What is incorrect w/y’all attacking caller mothers connected their choices?” the rapper wrote successful her enactment for Halsey.

Halsey has lone ever attended the Met Gala once, and fans are evidently anxious for them to yet return. The  vocalist stepped retired onto the pinkish carpet for the archetypal clip successful 2019, wearing a agleam reddish Atelier Prabal Gurung two-piece gown with a full-length slit skirt and matching pointy-toed shoes.

Halsey, 24, received enactment from Nicki, 38, aft they chose not to be the Met Gala. (Matt Baron/Shutterstock / David Fisher/Shutterstock)

It’s been a precise engaged fewer months for the NJ singer. Last March, the SONG vocalist updated her pronouns to “she/they,” meaning that they’re comfy being referred to utilizing “she/her” oregon “they/them” pronouns interchangeably. A fewer months later, successful July, Halsey welcomed her lad to the satellite with BF Alev Aydin. Since then, she’s been happily sharing the travel of being a archetypal clip ma with her fans, including navigating the ‘jungles’ of breastfeeding. And conscionable this past August, Halsey dropped ‘If I can’t Have Love, I Want Power’, their 4th workplace album, produced by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. In short, Halsey has been busy!