I can not recover from the truth that these celebs have been sitting on the lavatory ground of their Met Gala outfits.

Yearly, the primary Monday in Could means it is Met Gala time, and WHEW! I am excited.

Whereas the gala is usually identified for the style, there’s additionally no scarcity of drama.

Listed below are 11 of the wildest Met Gala scandals, from Madonna’s gown that confirmed her complete butt to celebs getting denied on the door at Rihanna’s afterparty:


Whereas heading to an afterparty at New York’s The Customary Lodge following the 2014 Met Gala, Beyoncé, Jay-Z, and Bey’s sister Solange entered an elevator, the place Solange scratched, kicked, and yelled at Jay-Z, whereas Beyoncé watched. Footage from the elevator leaked only a week after the incident, and shortly everybody was questioning precisely WTF occurred.

On Could 15, 2014, Beyoncé, Solange, and Jay-Z launched a joint statement studying: “A very powerful factor is that our household has labored by means of it. Jay and Solange every assume their share of accountability for what has occurred. They each acknowledge their position on this non-public matter that has performed out within the public. They each have apologized to one another and we’ve got moved ahead as a united household.” Regardless of the assertion, rumors continued to swirl, with many believing that Solange’s outburst was as a result of Jay-Z had been dishonest on Beyoncé. Some pointed fingers at Rachel Roy, a dressmaker who was shut with Jay-Z.

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Within the years since, each Bey and Jay have referenced the incident by means of their lyrics. In 2016, Beyoncé launched Lemonade, and sang “Taking a look at my watch, he shoulda been dwelling/Right now I remorse the night time I put that ring on.” The album additionally included her notorious “Becky with the nice hair” line. Jay-Z additionally mentioned the drama on his 4:44 album with the lyrics: “You egged Solange on/Knowin’ all alongside/All you needed to say you was incorrect/You nearly went Eric Benét /Let the baddest lady on this planet get away /I do not even know what else to say,” namedropping Halle Berry’s ex-husband who cheated on her. Fortunately the trio appears to have fully moved previous the drama.

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On the 2017 Met Gala, a bunch of celebs got busted smoking in the bathroom. Stars like Bella Hadid, Dakota Johnson, and Paris Jackson snapped selfies of them lighting up within the lavatory. The images majorly upset Met donors and board members, who turned to Anna Wintour, editor of Vogue and chair of the Met Gala. The smoking even led Dr. Mary Bassett, New York Metropolis’s well being commissioner, to pen a letter scolding the celebs for making “smoking their vogue accent.” Bassett additionally identified that smoking violated town’s well being legal guidelines, exposing fellow Gala-goers to secondhand smoke.

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With the intention to forestall the identical concern from occurring on the 2018 occasion, Anna Wintour carried out a new rule, writing on the invitation that smoking on the occasion was banned. “No smoking” indicators have been scattered all through the occasion, and guards have been supposedly educated to smell out smoke. That did not cease some celebs although! In 2019, Cole Sprouse was caught smoking at the back of a buddy’s selfie — breaking each the no smoking and the no selfie guidelines.

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The Met Gala is infamous for some fascinating seems, however Madonna’s 2016 Met outfit stirred fairly the controversy. The singer selected a customized all-black Givenchy outfit that bared her butt. As soon as the look went public, followers started criticizing the quantity of pores and skin Madonna was exhibiting, with individuals saying she “hijacked” the pink carpet along with her “determined” look. The singer instantly shot again, posting an Instagram the place she defended her gown, calling it a political assertion. “My gown on the Met Ball was a political assertion in addition to a vogue assertion. The truth that individuals really consider a girl will not be allowed to precise her sexuality and be adventurous previous a sure age is proof that we nonetheless dwell in an age-ist and sexist society.”

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I, for one, am extremely intrigued by the seating chart on the Met Gala, which supposedly takes months to finish. On the 2016 Met Gala, Lena Dunham discovered herself seated beside NFL extensive receiver Odell Beckham Jr. Dunham, who donned a tuxedo on the gala, stated that OBJ appeared tired of speaking to her. “I used to be sitting subsequent to Odell Beckham Jr., and it was so wonderful as a result of it was like he checked out me and he decided I used to be not the form of a girl by his requirements,” she stated in an interview. “He was like, ‘That’s a marshmallow. That’s a toddler. That’s a canine.’ It wasn’t imply – he simply appeared confused. The vibe was very very similar to, ‘Do I need to f— it? Is it carrying a … yep, it’s carrying a tuxedo. I’m going to return to my mobile phone.'”

Dunham’s statements instantly precipitated controversy on social media. Within the days following, she tried to make clear, tweeting: “@OBJ_3 is gifted, fashionable, appears tremendous superior and wasn’t into chatting with me at a elaborate get together. My story about him was clearly (to me) about my very own insecurities as an average-bodied girl at a desk of supermodels & athletes. It’s not an assumption about who he’s or an expectation of sexual consideration. It’s my humorousness, which has saved me alive for 30 years.” Regardless of the apology, Dunham discovered herself below hearth. She later launched an extended assertion, during which she stated she had projected her personal insecurities on Beckham, regardless that she did not know something about him. When requested if the feedback struck a nerve, OBJ instructed the New York Times that he “did not have a lot to say about that.”

.@OBJ_3 is gifted, fashionable, appears tremendous superior and wasn’t into chatting with me at a elaborate get together.

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I imply, who would not need to go to Rihanna’s Met Gala afterparty? Seems, it is fairly the unique invite, as Eddie Redmayne sadly realized after the 2017 Met Gala. Redmayne, his spouse Hannah Bagshawe, and fellow actor Tom Sturridge confirmed up for Rihanna’s post-party at New York Metropolis’s 1OAK. Safety turned the crew away not as soon as, however twice, as they repeatedly tried to enter the bash. Apparently, the trio merely wasn’t allowed as a result of capability points, so seems like there is not any unhealthy blood there.


Bare actually wasn’t the theme on the 2017 gala, however that did not cease Fyodor Pavlov-Andreevich, a Russian artist from crashing the bash. Pavlov-Andreevich was dropped off on the pink carpet, totally naked and encased in a glass box. Whereas he was initially coated by a white sheet, he ultimately took it off, giving pink carpet-goers fairly an eyeful. Eyewitnesses stated he was dropped off at a restricted space in an unmarked car. When police approached Pavlov-Andreevich, he refused to get out, leaving firefighters to chop open the field. Pavlov-Andreevich was instantly arrested on costs of public lewdness, obstructing governmental administration, felony trespass, and disorderly conduct.

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After the 2016 Met Gala, Demi Lovato stated that they had such a horrible time that they’d possible by no means attend the occasion once more. It began when Lovato arrived on the pink carpet in a Moschino gown designed by Jeremy Scott. Scott had additionally dressed Nicki Minaj that night time, so the trio posed for just a few images collectively. Nicki posted one of many images to her Instagram and tagged Jeremy, however not Demi. Lovato commented on the picture with a laughing emoji, then posted a photograph of Nicki capturing them main facet eye with the caption: “This image just about summed up my first and possibly final met 😂😂😂 #cool #sof*ckingawkward #notforme.” Each Lovato and Minaj have since deleted the images.

In 2018, Demi mirrored on their Met expertise to Billboard. “This one movie star was a whole bitch and was depressing to be round,” they stated. “It was very cliquey. I keep in mind being so uncomfortable that I wished to drink.” In truth, Lovato dipped out of the gala early to attend an Alcoholics Nameless assembly. “I modified my garments, however I nonetheless had my diamonds on — thousands and thousands of {dollars} of diamonds on in an AA assembly. And I associated extra to the homeless individuals in that assembly who struggled with the identical struggles that I take care of than the individuals on the Met Gala.”

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Fairly just a few stars missed the mark with their outfits for the 2015 Met Gala, which was themed China: By way of the Wanting Glass. A number of celebs got here below hearth for his or her outfits, which some stated promoted racial stereotypes. Sarah Jessica Parker‘s customized Phillip Treacy dragon headdress was referred to as out for taking part in right into a “dragon girl” stereotype that sexualized and villainized Chinese language girls. Other celebs who confronted criticism for his or her outfits included Karolína Kurková’s pink satin robe, Dakota Johnson’s purse depicting a Chinese language girl, and Woman Gaga for carrying a Japanese kimono to a Chinese language-themed occasion.


If there’s one takeaway about Anna Wintour, it is that she’s extremely specific concerning the guidelines on the Met Gala. After the 2014 bash, Wintour was so aggravated by the entire cell telephones that she vowed to ban technology on the 2015 gala. A part of the rationale for the ban was due to the sheer quantity of selfies posted to social media from the unique occasion (which prices upwards of $30,000 per ticket!). The official assertion stated that the ban was to “make sure the company’ safety and pleasure of the occasion,” however others thought that Anna carried out the ban as a result of she thought the selfies and drunken movies celebrities posted from the occasion tarnished the occasion’s total really feel.

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And in the event you ever need to be invited to the Met Gala, then do not cross Anna. Each Tim Gunn and Rachel Zoe discovered themselves in scorching water after dissing Wintour. On a 2016 episode of Vogue Police, Tim Gunn stated he believed he was banned from the gala after saying that essentially the most outrageous factor he had ever seen at a vogue occasion was “watching Anna Wintour being carried down 5 flights of stairs by two bodyguards — two massive hulking males — from a vogue present. All hell broke free. It was insane. We’ve had an open battle ever since.” In the meantime, Rachel Zoe was supposedly faraway from the invite record after telling the New York Occasions that folks believed she was extra influential than Wintour, saying that her work as a stylist was extra essential for somebody’s profession than being featured in Vogue.

Regardless of Zoe and Gunn shading Wintour, she stated there is just one one that is completely banned from the Met Gala. Throughout a recreation of Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts on The Late Late Present With James Corden, Wintour stated that Donald Trump is the one one that won’t ever obtain an invitation to the unique occasion.

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And eventually, for the reason that theme of the 1999 Met Gala was “Rock Fashion,” it was solely becoming that Liv Tyler, daughter of Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, and Stella McCartney, daughter of The Beatles’ Paul McCartney, attended the bash collectively. McCartney, who’s a dressmaker, determined to DIY the duo’s seems, and took plain white Hanes tank tops and wrote “Rock Royalty” on them. When the pair arrived on the pink carpet, they have been horrified to seek out that that they had significantly misunderstood the gown code. Whereas it was seen as a faux-pas on the time, McCartney later instructed Vogue that she beloved the outfits. “This present day, individuals would actually plan it and overthink it deliberately to get consideration within the media,” she stated. “And we actually didn’t, and that’s what is so beautiful about it.”

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