Anyone who was hoping to catch a glimpse of Rihanna at the MET Gala was left sorely disappointed as the singer was nowhere to be seen on the night.
Rihanna has been seen as a staple of the MET gala and on most occasions never disappoints with he wildly ambitious choice of clothes.
The singer was unavailable this year for reasons unknown with the only clue an Instagram story posted to her page.
So, did she find religion? Is she going through something that she feels requires a bit of reclusion to get through? We have no idea, what we do know is that people were less than pleased that the Good girl gone bad wasn’t anywhere to be seen.
A cursory glance at Twitter showed that the world was really disappointed by her no show along with fellow show stopper Blake Lively.
(Blake Lively and Rihanna not at the MET Gala really is akin to a national emergency)
— Rel?? (@xxrsbxx) May 7, 2019
— Becca Gmerek (@BeccaGmerek) May 7, 2019
BREAKING NEWS: Rihanna won’t be attending this year’s #MetGala after a back injury sustained from carrying the entire weight of the event for years.
— ???? ?? ?????? (@aeroyonghusband) May 7, 2019
— Arya? (@_alepeace) May 7, 2019
— ?????? (@FILMFLECKS) May 7, 2019
And to be fair, Rihanna has earned these reactions having ‘killed’ the event year after year with gorgeous outfit after gorgeous outfit and who can forget when she took us to church last year, literally dressing up as the pope to the gala to show her clear superiority.
It wasn’t a complete bust though, as Riri did comment on the MET Gala giving her award of best dressed of the night to Anna Wintour.
best dressed. ???♀️ pic.twitter.com/1eq5psDKF6
— Rihanna (@rihanna) May 7, 2019
Rihanna hasn’t been to any Red carpet events this year and if she had showed at the MET Gala, it would have been her first.
She has been promoting her brand, FENTY, around the world though and we hope it’s simple a case that she’s busy rather than she going through something horrible. It should be fine though, seeing as she still had time for date night with her reported beau not too long ago.
Below is a look at Rihanna at the MET Gala over the years with Vogue also having a full rundown of every look since 2009.