Is This *Really* Why Jay Z Didn’t Attend The Met Gala?

When Beyoncé took her spot on the red carpet at this year’s Met Gala, there was one thing that crossed everyone’s mind: why was Jay Z not by her side?

Sure, her floor-length Givenchy gown, which was made entirely of latex, succeeded in grabbing people’s attention. But so did the absence of her other half, particularly as it followed a week of rumours and speculation surrounding her marriage.


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Unless you’ve been under a rock for the past week, you’ll know all about Beyoncé’s Lemonade, and the mysterious ‘Becky with the good hair’.

You’re also bound to know about the ‘cheating’ rumours that soon followed, with many questioning whether Bey and Jay’s marriage could be on the rocks.


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So it makes sense that Jay Z’s absence from those New York steps only created more questions.

But, according to US Weekly, it’s not actually all that complicated.

A source has reportedly explained to the publication that the 99 Problems rapper simply didn’t want to go. Why? Because he’s been there, done that and got the t-shirt.

>Beyonce and Jay Z at the Met Gala last year

According to US Weekly, the source claims, ‘He’s done it before. There’s just no big reason for him to go.’

The rapper accompanied his wife at last year’s gala, and their joint appearance caused a social media storm the year before following that lift incident.

>The couple at the Met Gala back in 2014


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Beyoncé appears to have spoken out about the marriage rumours, having kicked off her tour by dedicating Halo to her husband, who was watching on in the audience.

So, perhaps he really did just liked the idea of a quiet night in…

We’ve all been there, right?