Kanye West was a notable absentee from Monday night’s 2017 Met Gala, despite being good friends with the event’s chair Anna Wintour, and is arguably fashion’s number one fan. The rapper chose to stay at home with his two children North, three and Saint, one in Los Angeles while his wife Kim Kardashian walked the red carpet solo in NYC.
A report from The Sun claims Kanye deliberately snubbed the glitzy event, as he’s angry over un-airbrushed photos of his wife partying in Mexico, which emerged last week.
A friend reportedly told The Sun that the rapper is still fuming over his wife’s recent trip to Mexico to celebrate her sister Kourtney’s birthday, during which un-airbrushed photos of Kim in a bikini emerged:
‘Kanye has helped turned Kim into a fashion icon and he feels those pictures with Kourtney have made her look cheap, damaging her brand,’ the insider claims.
‘He’s angry with Kourtney for seemingly leading her on, as she clearly revelled in turning their session into a photoshoot. Their behaviour completely detracted from Kim’s current standing in the industry.’
Meanwhile another source has told People Magazine that Kanye’s absence was simply due to his desire to take time out of the spotlight following his hospitalisation for exhaustion late last year.