Why Beyoncé Skipped The 2021 Met Gala This Year

The sadness is real. 😭

The one and only Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter was sadly missing from tonight's Met Gala.

Bey was spotted in Cannes, France over the weekend with her hubby Jay-Z and mom Tina Knowles-Lawson. Fans were hoping she'd hit that redeye to be at tonight's Met Gala, but alas, she was not. Sadness!

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This isn't the first time Beyoncé skipped out on the event—matter of fact, she hasn't been seen on the steps since 2016. In 2017 the entertainer was about 8 months pregnant with her twins Rumi and Sir Carter and decided not to come to the event. The following year, Jay-Z surprised her with a trip so she could relax before their big On The Run II tour. Awww. She and Jay-Z didn't go to the Met Gala in 2019 either.

Since Queen Bey didn't grace us with her presence this year, let's take a stroll down her Met Gala ~moments~ from the past. Fun fact: She has literally worn Givenchy every single time at the Gala since 2012!

For starters, the year 2014 was a good one. Beyoncé looked sooo pretty in this black gown, birdcage veil and vampy lip color.

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Oh, and remember that line in "Formation" when Bey said, "I'm so reckless when I rock my Givenchy dress"? Yeah, she was talking about *this* iconic moment from the 2015 celebration and aaall the hate she got bc of it:

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Who could forget that whole ~latex situation~ from 2016?

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Maybe we'll get another Queen Bey Givenchy look in 2022 at May's Gala!