The guest list for the 2016 Met Gala still hasn’t been revealed, but one big celebrity has already been confirmed to attend: Beyoncé. Between her recently kicking off her Formation World Tour and the drama surrounding her latest album “Lemonade,” it wasn’t clear if the pop star would be at the annual star-studded event, but it appears she plans to make an appearance.
Vogue’s contributing editor Andre Leon Talley revealed the news during an interview with theSkimm. “Unfortunately the person I most wanted to see is not coming because she’s on tour. It’s Rihanna … But I do look forward to Beyoncé,” he said.
Talley didn’t comment any further on the guest list, but it doesn’t look like Beyoncé will have any awkward run-ins with Rita Ora and Rachel Roy, both of whom were accused of being Jay Z’s “Becky with the good hair,” aka mistress.
According to reports, Ora is “having second thoughts” about attending the gala because she doesn’t want to run into Beyoncé. The singer, however, did share a throwback photo Monday of her and Miley Cyrus at the 2015 Met Gala. “This time last year with the fam @tomford @mileycyrus #met,” she captioned the image.
As previously reported, the “Body On Me” singer addressed rumors that she had an affair with Jay Z, tweeting, “I never usually address tabloid gossip but let me be clear, these rumors are false. I have nothing but the utmost respect for Beyoncé. Let’s continue enjoying Lemonade.”
So far, there’s no word on if Roy plans to attend the gala or any of the celebrity after-parties. The famed designer, who was said to have been the cause of Jay Z and Solange Knowles’ elevator fight after the gala in 2014, was not present at the event last year.
Last week, Roy also addressed rumors she was “Becky,” saying in a statement that her Instagram post that sparked the speculation was “misunderstood.” She also said Beyoncé’s song “Sorry,” which hints at her husband stepping outside the marriage, was not about her. “There’s no validity to the idea that the song references me personally,” she said. “There is no truth to the rumors.”