Why did Lady Gaga skip Met Gala? Full list of stars that were absent

There were a few celebrities who opted out of the event and social media users expressed the same while badly missing them


                            Why did Lady Gaga skip Met Gala? Full list of stars that were absent
Beyonce, Lady Gaga, and Zendaya (Photos by Dimitrios Kambouris/Neilson Barnard/Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Lady Gaga has made several Met Gala appearances in the past since 2010 but it was her four outfit changes at the charity event in 2019 that made her the undisputed queen of the renowned celebrity event. Cut to the 2021 edition that celebrated the theme of America, the singer decided to skip the Gala this year.
 
While celebrities like Timothee Chalamet, Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, Lil Nas X , Frank Ocean, Ben Affleck with Jennifer Lopez, and Justin Bieber with Hailey Bieber among several others enjoyed the limelight, there were a few celebrities who opted out of the event. Social media users badly missed Lady Gaga while they also spoke about Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, and Beyonce not making it to the fashion hotspot.  
 
 
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Why did Met Gala queen Lady Gaga skip the event?

Lady Gaga, who is dubbed as the Queen of Met Gala camp, decided to keep a low profile this year. Her last social media post was shared a few days ago and it looks like she wanted to stay away from the spotlight this year. The singer-songwriter did not share any reason as to why she opted out of Met Gala this year. The ‘Bad Romance’ hitmaker also missed the MTV VMAs this year held in New York City on September 12.  Lady Gaga was last papped in Los Angeles on September 6.

Lady Gaga attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019, in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

 

 


 



 

 

Who else missed the Met Gala 2021?

Apart from Lady Gaga, there were a few celebrities who did not mark their attendance at the high-rise fashion event.  However, fans were surprised when Rihanna showed up at the Met Gala in New York with her rapper boyfriend A$AP Rocky. Here’s a list of public figures the fans missed at the coveted event.

Beyonce

Queen Bey has made several appearances at Met Gala events in the last few years. However, it looks like the ‘Lemonade’ hitmaker was in no mood to get decked up and show up in front of the cameras. Beyonce, who made her first red carpet appearance at Met Gala in 2008, is reportedly chilling out with Jay-Z and her kids on a European getaway.
 

Beyonce attends the "China: Through The Looking Glass" Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

 

 

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez is another artist who was badly missed by the fans. The ‘Rare’ hitmaker is one of the crowd favorites but she decided to skip the event this year. Although Selena was in New York last week, she recently flew to Los Angeles. It was reported that the singer’s makeup artist, Hung Vanngo confirmed that she won’t attend this year’s Met Gala. Selena last made her Met Gala appearance in a Stuart Vevers for Coach gown.
 

Selena Gomez attends the "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

 

 

Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner, who is now expecting a second child with rapper Travis Scott, took to her Instagram stories to reveal that she won’t be able to attend this year’s Met Gala. However, she did not reveal the reason as all she said was that it was sad, she could not attend Met Gala this year. The popular reality star and entrepreneur also shared her multiple throwback pictures from the previous editions of the iconic event.
  

Kylie Jenner attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)

 

 

Zendaya

Zendaya, who dressed as Cinderella at the 2019 Met Gala event, was another star who skipped the event. However, she had already given the heads up to her fans in an interview with Extra. While appearing with her ‘Dune’ co-star Timothee Chalamet, she revealed that she will be busy filming the second season of HBO’s ‘Euphoria’. “I will be on Euphoria. My fans are very upset with me. I will unfortunately not be able to attend [the Met Gala], because I'll be working for Euphoria. I wish I could, especially since this [pointing toward Chalamet] fashion icon is going to be hosting.”   

Law Roach and Zendaya attend The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019, in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)

 

 

Taylor Swift

Neither Taylor Swift nor boyfriend Joe Alwyn showed up at the latest edition of the Met Gala. Swift, who always makes headlines for her red carpet appearances at the event, decided to ditch the mega event as she was reportedly in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Swift did not share any reason on social media as to why she opted out of the event. The singer also missed the MTV VMAs awards held a day ago.

Taylor Swift attends the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

 

Blake Lively

Blake Lively was dearly missed at the fashion event this year. The gorgeous actress has given several iconic looks to her fans over the years. She debuted at the coveted event in 2008 and her last appearance, as of now, came in 2018 in a stunning dark maroon Versace gown. While her fans missed her, Lively did not share any update as to why she skipped the event.
 

Blake Lively attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

 

 

Ariana Grande

Another singer who did not show up at this year’s Mat Gala was Ariana Grande. The singer-songwriter, who got married a few months ago, was one of the best-dressed celebrities of the Met Gala in 2018. Fans eagerly waited for an update from the crooner but sadly nothing really happened.  
 

Ariana Grande attends the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on January 26, 2020, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

 

 

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj was out and loud clear on Twitter that it is the vaccine mandate that stopped her to attend the Met Gala this year. She said she will do her own research before getting the vaccine adding that she won’t get the vaccine just because of the Gala. The 38-year-old rapper also posted a tweet where she claimed that one of her cousin’s friends got impotent after getting the shot.  “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.”

In another tweet, she shared, “The multi-platinum rapper then shared an incident of one of one of her cousin’s friends getting impotent after getting the shot. “My cousin in Trinidad won’t get the vaccine cuz his friend got it & became impotent. His testicles became swollen. His friend was weeks away from getting married, now the girl called off the wedding. So just pray on it & make sure you’re comfortable with ur decision, not bullied.”

Nicki Minaj attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019, in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)

 

 



 

 



 

 

 

‘Lady Gaga u better be in the Met Gala 2022 next time bi**h!!’

While missing their favorites, fans thronged to Twitter to speak about the same. One asked, “Where lady Gaga at the MetGala.” Another shared, “Where is Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Blake Lively and Zendaya??? Nobody asked for Addison rae” Meanwhile, another chimed in and added, “@LADYGAGA u better be in the met gala 2022 next time bi**h!!  not playing with u.” One added, “Listen @vogue y'all definitely need to revamp the theme of the next #MetGala and invite Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Adele, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Lana del Rey, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Selena Gomez and whole Blackpink and just let them take all control this time. Iykyk!”
 
The next one posted, “So do they do the Met Gala to give Lady Gaga a night off or something?” “I can’t believe there was a met gala with no Zendaya, Lady Gaga, or Katy Perry. What is this!!!”, said the another.  Whereas, one user shared, “Nothing will ever top met gala history like Lady gaga changing into 4 different outfits while walking the floor.” While one tweeted, “I’m just gonna go look at @ladygaga’s 2019 met gala look to feel better after this years met gala! Lol.” And, another person concuded, “I can’t believe that Blake Lively is not coming for met gala this year bcs if she was there, she definitely slayed the outfits. look at her!!”
 

Lady Gaga attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019, in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue)

 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

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