This Was Why Jay Z Wasn’t with Beyoncé at the 2016 Met Gala

Beyoncé Slays in Nude Latex Gown
"Is she wearing Becky's skin?"

Queen Beyoncé was slaying in all kinds of ways in Becky’s skin a flesh-colored latex gown at the 2016 Met Gala, but where was her husband?

Jay Z, who’s accompanied his wife on the red carpet for years in the past, was notably absent from the fashion festivities in New York City on Monday night (May 2, 2016), prompting rumors that there still may be some trouble in paradise. However, a source close to the situation since denied those reports.

So, why wasn’t Hova at the star-studded soirée?

“He’s done it before,” a source told Us Weekly. “There’s just no big reason for him to go.”

So while the rest of you plebes were praying to be invited to the hottest party in town, the rapper purposefully chose to stay home. Meanwhile, Beyoncé showed up to the swanky event wearing a ton of rings that weren’t her wedding band.

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Jay Z was in attendance at last year’s bash after he was infamously attacked by Bey’s younger sister in the elevator at a Met Gala after-party in 2014. At the time, many speculated that Solange had assaulted Jay after finding out about an alleged affair he had with designer Rachel Roy, the woman that many thought to be “Becky with the Good Hair” from Beyoncé’s Lemonade.