Yes yes alright, the Met Gala – a.k.a. the Oscars of fashion – is good for seeing exactly what a bunch of beautiful people would look like if you draped them in hundreds of thousands of dollars, but you know what else its good for? Forcing every major actor, musician, model, designer, or otherwise celebrity who’s ready to see and be seen inside the same, confined space. And that makes for some drama.
So with that in mind, here’s your rundown of the most awkward celebrity run-ins probably happening right this very minute. Heavenly bodies are about to go to hell.
SELENA GOMEZ & BELLA HADID
If you haven’t been paying attention, both Selena and Bella dated The Weeknd for various periods of time. Bella first, then Selena, then it was briefly rumoured that Bella and The Weeknd had reunited at Coachella AGAIN before Bella herself confirmed that it was actually some other brunette The Weeknd was smooching. IDK what it is about that dude but he clearly has a type, and they clearly want him back.
Selena has already run into sis Gigi, and that looked okay-ish.
And Bella and Selena already had to go down this road last year, so…. guess they’re used to it by now?
SELENA GOMEZ & HAILY BALDWIN
Wow I hope Selena has some good friends around her. Also present at the Met Gala is the ex of another of her exes, a.k.a. Hailey Baldwin (who dated Justin Bieber in 2016). Obvs Jelena was a thing for a million years, and over the past 12 months the couple have been papped hanging out again (at the very least). But Hailey also dated the Biebs, and she got real shady when Biebs later started dating Sofia Richie. Selena: stuff some crab cake into your bag and bail.
AMBER HEARD & GRIMES
So today, we got the frankly earth-shattering news that Elon Musk was dating synth lord Grimes. As eternally confusing as this seems, it means that Musk’s new girlfriend Grimes will likely run into his ex-girlfriend Amber Heard. TBH, if anyone could handle that awkwardness I just feel like it would be those three. Either that or Elon will announce some dumbass invention where you never have to see your ex again, only it will be totally stolen from an episode of Black Mirror.
TOM BRADY & JUST ABOUT EVERYONE
Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen go to the Met Gala just about every damn year, but this time round, it comes after he’s spent some 18 months cosying up to Donald Trump. And attending the Met Gala are a bunch of people who are actively against Trump and his policies (Jimmy Fallon, Donald Glover, Janelle Monáe, Frances McDormand… I could go on). I hope he’s bored out of his mind bc the only people who talk to him are old, white rich dudes.
EMMA STONE & ANDREW GARFIELD
Ah nooooo! I nearly forgot about this one and my heart is broken all over again. Obviously, Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone dated for a long long time, breaking up for good in October 2015. Both are attending the Met Gala this year, and while they avoided each other on the red carpet by arriving at different times, they’re bound to bump into each other at SOME point.
WIZ KHALIFA & KIM KARDASHIAN
So, Wiz Khalifa and Kanye West have a long-running fued that dates back to Amber Rose, who West famously dated (and then randomly slut-shamed for years), and who Wiz later married (they divorced in 2014). That feud lit back up around the time Kanye was getting read to drop The Life of Pablo, when West was planning to name his album Waves instead. Wiz Khalifa took to Twitter to basically say nah, “wave” belongs to Harlem rapper Max B. That beef played out on Twitter until Rose unleashed the ultimate “awwww @kanyewest are u mad I’m not around to play in ur asshole anymore? #FingersInTheBootyAssBitch” and shut the whole thing down.
Who knows if this could lead to a shady Kim v Wiz showdown, but there should be enough latent rage to give us a few death stares at least.
NICKI MINAJ & CARDI B
These two have a very complicated history, which mostly began after they both collabed on Migos’ track ‘Motorsport‘ last year. Cardi B revealed that Nicki’s verse is different from the one she recorded, Nicki got mad that Cardi was talking about her in the media, and fans began choosing sides and pitting these powerful rappers against each other ever since.
That being said, fans reckon Nicki Minaj shaded the fuck outta Cardi B on the red carpet. Explaining to E! why she decided to go as a “temptress”, she said: “You know what, because I’m the bad guy, and I wanted to make sure that the bad guy was here. Album dropping June 15, it’s called Queen.”
— queen_badd (@queen_badd910) May 8, 2018
The “bad guy” thing ties into their post-‘Motorsport’ fight, when Nicki told media: “It hurt my feelings to know that people would watch me be slaughtered and not one person will step in to say the truth. They will run with the lie, they’ll allow people to run with the lie because it’s entertaining to make Nicki seem like the bad guy…up until this recent interview that she did, I had never seen her show me genuine love in an interview.”
JADEN SMITH & DONALD GLOVER
This is a weird one: literally just days ago, Jaden Smith told Complex that Kanye, Drake, and – most importantly here – Donald Glover won’t hang out with him anymore now that he’s competition. “I always felt like Little Homie before and that allowed me in all of their circles,” he said. “But now that I’m on the charts next to them, I’m not really Little Homie anymore. It’s more like, ‘You can’t hang out with us anymore. We didn’t know you were making an album this whole time. We thought you were just Little Homie giving us free water and shit. You’re not really cool with us anymore’.”
Honestly, I don’t think Kanye, Drake and Donald Glover are hanging out that much anyway, but who TF knows.
NICK JONAS & MILEY CYRUS & SELENA GOMEZ
Oh christ, MORE people who dated, and now no longer date, and are in fact inside the Met Gala right this very minute. Nick Jonas in the past has dated fellow former Disney stars Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez, although that was so long in the past that presumably things are fine now.
TRAVIS SCOTT & RIHANNA
Yes, Kylie Jenner’s baby daddy was widely rumoured to be dating Rihanna in 2015, after the pair performed a duet on her album ANTI. Honestly though, this one’s probably fine – Travis is also rumoured to have hooked up with Kendall before getting with Kylie, so if they can deal with that, they can deal with anything. And Rihanna’s got way better things to be focusing on right now.
QUICK UPDATE ON TAYLOR SWIFT’S SQUAD
Because there’s just SO DAMN MANY of them there (minus Taylor Swift herself, who’s just days away from her Reputation tour), we thought we’d go through who is still technically friends.
Taylor’s music video for Look What You Made Me Do included a huge hint on who she still considered a mate via a white tee with their names on it: Blake Lively, Selena Gomez, Gigi Hadid, and Lena Dunham, all of whom are at the Met Gala. Those whose names were noticeably missing were Cara Delevingne and Karlie Kloss, again, both of whom are at the Met Gala. (Technically Ruby Rose‘s name was also missing, and she’s also at the Met Gala, but it kinda feels like they were never really friends anyway.)
Throw all of this together and add noted Taylor arch enemy Katy Perry, and the inside of the Met Gala right now is probably a Mean Girls viper pit. If only we could be there.Image: Getty Images / Kevin Mazur