6 of the most outrageous Met Gala scandals

Allison Yee
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

Jay-Z and Solange’s lift brawl

They’re music royalty so when security footage went public of Beyonce’s sister Solange physically attacking the singer’s husband Jay-Z in a lift after the 2014 Met Gala, jaws around the world collectively hit the ground.

Family feuds didn’t get more public than when Solange let loose at Jay-Z. Photo: Getty

With Beyonce seen impassively standing by as the altercation went down and rumours of infidelity and fighting went rampant, the family couldn’t deny the incident.

“Jay and Solange each assume their share of responsibility for what has occurred,” a statement released after the incident read. “They both acknowledge their role in this private matter that has played out in the public. They both have apologized to each other and we have moved forward as a united family.”

Demi Lovato spills about being Mean Girl-ed

It might be the hottest ticket in town, but not for singer Demi Lovato who went public with how awkward and out of place she felt.

Demi’s infamous photo perfectly summed up how she felt at the ceremony. Photo: Instagram/ddlovato

The Sorry Not Sorry star took to Instagram in 2016 to hilariously post the actual moment shade was thrown her way by Nicki Minaj.

“This picture pretty much summed up my first and probably last met  #cool #sof**kingawkward#notforme #sweatpants #forensicfiles#whatsgood,” Demi captioned her snap.

Taylor Swift charms Tom Hiddleston

She was happily dating Scottish DJ Calvin Harris at the time, but soon after Taylor Swift was seen dancing up a storm with British actor Tom Hiddleswift at the 2016 met Gala, tongues started wagging.

Taylor Swift shook off Calvin and shimmied her way onto Tom on the Met Gala dancefloor. Photo: Instagram

Tom publicly gushed about Tay Tay in an interview, telling MTV UK, “She was very charming [at the Met]… She is amazing,” and the death bell tolled for her 15-month romance with Calvin.

The pair split in June, and Taylor was seen hanging out with Tom a few weeks later.

Naked man in a box crashes the red carpet

There’s no doubting Met Gala fashions can be a little out there, but Brazilian visual artist named Fyodor Pavlov-Andreevich proved there was a limit to acceptable outfits when he tried to gatecrash last year’s Met Gala naked, and in a clear box.

Apparently there is a limit to how much fashion-forward folk will take at the Met Gala – and it’s a nude man in a box. Photo: Vimeo/Lavoisier Clemente

After being placed on the red carpet, he was covered with a cloth by security, with firefighters cutting open the box so he could be arrested.

Celebs busted smoking

Just like the naughty kids getting busted lighting up in the school toilets, Bella Hadid, Lara Stone, Paris Jackson and Ruby Rose had board members and donors fuming after they shared social snaps of them smoking in the bathroom last year.

Lighting up in the toilets sparked a huge scandal for celebs who angered Met donors and VIPs last year. Photo: Instagram/parisjackson

With smoking banned in New York’s bars and restaurants banned in 2003, Met bigwigs were less than impressed and called for the celebs to be fined.

‘As a donor to the Met, I was so insulted to see all these “celebrities” smoking and taking selfies of themselves in the bathroom,’ a source told Page Six. ‘Mostly, it’s disrespectful to the art collection, which needs to be kept 100% smoke-free.”

Anna Wintour blacklists Kim Kardashian

She’s the ferocious fashion editor in charge of the guest list, but for years Anna Wintour didn’t deem Kim Kardashian worthy of an invite to the ultra-exclusive event.

Want an invite? Anna Wintour controls them with a tight fist. Photo: Getty

Kim was noticeably absent from attending in 2012 when she started dating Kanye West, with sources at the time revealing it was a deliberate snub.

“Anna hates Kim,” a source told RadarOnline at the time. “Why would she be invited to the event? It is all the biggest stars in the world and Kim doesn’t fit that bill at all.”

Kim Kardashian looked like the cat that got the cream when she scored an invite to the 2013 Met Gala. Photo: Getty

That’s all water under the bridge now, with Kim not only attending, but spawning those unforgettable couch dress memes when she attended in 2013.


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