When it comes to bringing the atmosphere, the 2018 Met Gala did not disappoint. With countless stunning beauty looks, a few couple debuts and more memes than you can shake a stick at, it's fair to say that it's one for the history books. However, fans of the event will have noted one very important absentee - that's right, Queen Bey herself didn't make an appearance on the 2018 Met Gala red carpet.
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If you were eagerly awaiting to see what elevator-themed drama might unfold, we're afraid you'll be pretty disappointed - she's been whisked away by her hubby, Jay-Z.
is reporting that she was meant to be attending, but decided to take a last minute trip away, for a bit of a break. A source told them:
“Jay-Z surprised her with a trip because he felt she needed to relax before [the On The Run II] tour,"
He's got a fair point - she has been going flat out recently, with two stellar Coachella performances. Bey was also apparently planning to wear a custom-designed gown by DUNDAS, which designer Peter Dundas had been working for weeks. Ouch.
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If she is indeed jetting off to somewhere fabulous (standard), we'll no doubt get the obligatory Insta snaps any day now. Let's take a look at her incredible transformation over the years while we imagine what she could've worn...
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