After quite a happening year filled with a lot of positive events, artist Megan Thee Stallion is ending the year with a slight bummer. The ‘Savage’ singer has announced on her socials that she will not be performing at the Jingle Ball in Atlanta after her team members contracted Covid-19.

Megan Thee Stallion wrote on Twitter, “We learned a few members on my team have been exposed to COVID. While I tested negative today, I’m not feeling well, and as a safety precaution, I won’t be able to perform at Jingle Ball in Atlanta. I’m extremely disappointed to let my hotties down. Hoping to feel better tomorrow.”

The show was due to take place in Atlanta, Georgia, to kickstart Eldredgeart the Holiday celebrations. Megan Thee Stallion is not, however, the only artist to be affected by the resurgence in alarming Covid cases; many of the artists themselves, including singers and Charlie Puth, have tested positive. So far Megan herself has not tested positive, but she left an Instagram update saying she plans to get retested “as an extra safety measure.”

Only recently health experts and officials have warned of the dangerously high transmissibility rate of Covid’s Omicron variant. Lawmakers are scrambling to make the upcoming holiday season safe and less of a health hazard for the upcoming months in the next year. The U.S. also continues to rank higher on per day Covid cases, so much so that there are chances of previous bans and restrictions to get re-implied.

As for Megan Thee Stallion,  the Grammy-winning singer recently graduated from college at Texas Southern University, earning a bachelor of science degree in health administration. The singer reported that she did so to honor her late mother and grandmother. She said, “I want to get my degree because I really want my mom to be proud. She saw me going to school before she passed.” She kept her fans up to date with her graduation ceremony with a link to the live event as well as pictures from the event which she captioned, “#MeganTheeGraduate WE DID IT HOTTIES”

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