Kanye West snubbed this year’s Met Gala because of his anger over Kim Kardashian’s bum-baring backlash, it’s been claimed.
Despite his reasons, it still comes as a shock to everyone that the rapper let his wife walk solo on the red carpet as they’ve been walking down the red carpet together ever since 2013.
Kanye and Kim are considered one of the Met Gala’s regulars. They’re usually one of the night’s top A-list couples.
It was reported that he didn’t come to the event because he was still infuriated with the un-airbrushed photos of Kim in a bikini from her recent Mexico trip with sister Kourtney. She was there to celebrate Kourtney’s birthday.
The Famous rapper, remained in Los Angeles while Kardashian attended Anna Wintour’s prestigious event in New York, as West “just didn’t feel attending (was) the right thing to do”, a source claimed.
West has been laying low since his “psychotic breakdown” in November last year, and has made no formal public appearance in months.
“He’s at home. He’s been taking some time off and really loving that,” Kim told US Vogue of his absence from the Met Gala this week.
She opted out for no jewelry or accessories this year. She wanted to emphasize the simplicity of her look. Although she didn’t have Kanye by her side this year, Kim still turned some heads on her own with an understated simple look featuring an off-the-shoulder white Vivienne Westwood dress.
The couple has been under a lot of stress over the last year. One source said he’s been having nightmares since Kim was robbed at gunpoint in Paris.