It’s fair to say we were more than a little hyped to see Rihanna’s grand entrance to the Met Gala 2023. Who would she be wearing? Would she nail the theme – as per usual? And would she treat us to another epic couples’ moment with A$AP Rocky?
While we’ve come to expect Rihanna’s entrances to err on the ~fashionably~ late side, we can usually count on her to make an appearance. Alas, for this year’s Met Gala, it wasn’t to be. Or was it?
Although RiRi was spotted with her son arriving at her hotel in New York while the prestigious event was already underway, we didn’t actually get much of a glimpse of her on the red carpet. Naturally, fans were a little disappointed.
One person wrote, “Can’t believe I stayed up for Rihanna’s Met Gala look, just for her to not show up and them close the red carpet,” while another tweeted, “Rihanna, girl I got work tomorrow pls come on,” and another added, “Rihanna when she arrives at the met gala and the carpet’s closed and all the lights are shut off.”