There's A Rumour Rihanna Isn't Going To The Met Gala And People Are Pissed

What's the point of holding the annual Rihanna Gala if Rihanna isn't going? But things may not appear as they seem.

With less than 24 hours until the Met Gala aka the Costume Institute Gala aka the Met Ball aka International Rihanna Twitter Takeover Day, there's a rumour floating around social media which is absolutely ruining everyone's day.

Yep, folks believe the patron saint of the Met Gala may not actually attend. Now, if you have some questions allow us to quickly catch you up to speed. Each year, New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute holds a massive party celebrating the opening of the year's first fashion exhibit.

The theme of the gala celebrates the theme of the exhibition -- with previous themes including Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, China: Through the Looking Glass, and Punk: Chaos to Couture.

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The 2019 theme is Camp: Notes on Fashion, with guests invited to come dressed in their campest outfit to set the red carpet alight.

But an invite list floating around online has many believing Rihanna -- who has become synonymous with the event -- may not show up in her sharpest heels to step on our collective necks.

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Rihanna also responded to a direct message on Instagram from a fan who asked if she was ready for the Met Gala. The queen of clapbacks simply responded: "Nah".

BUT the good news is that the invite list being circulated is actually not what it appears -- that's actually the list of the host committee, a list of 183 people chosen by Vogue's editor-in-chief Anna Wintour. This, to be perfectly clear, is not the guest list.

The committee list, which this year includes names like Harry Styles, Bradley Cooper, Lupita Nyong'o and Jennifer Lopez, doesn't factor in the full guest list which COULD include the likes of Rihanna or Beyonce -- both not listed.

This year was also the first time the committee list was published ahead of the event,

So while things MAY look like there's no point in tuning in for the Met Gala, don't give up hope just yet. Rihsus may rise again.

Otherwise... is there even any point?

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