The 2023 Met Gala took place at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on Monday (May 1) night. Georgia-raised rapper Lil Nas X was among the attendees at the annual fundraising gala.
“Fashion’s Biggest Night” always provides celebrities and their stylists the chance to show off new looks. Lil Nas X generated a lot of discussion by arriving at the event wearing metallic paint, crystals, a mask, and silver thong.
Some social media users praised Lil Nas X for embodying a cat as a tribute to the late fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld. This year’s Met Gala featured the theme: “Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty.”
Lil Nas X also garnered negative reactions for his full-body transformation and Dior Men undergarments. Walking the carpet with a painted bare behind led to online critics blasting the 24-year-old entertainer.
Critics had a field day with the “Old Town Road” hitmaker by comparing him to troll dolls and more. Lil Nas X took to Twitter to respond to the criticisms of his Met Gala attire by Pat McGrath. He tweeted, “Maybe it’ll grow on y’all [I don’t know].”
Numerous celebs attended the 2023 Met Gala. In addition to Lil Nas X, the guest list included Diddy, Yung Miami, Doja Cat, Rihanna, A$AP Rocky, Cardi B, Lizzo, Teyana Taylor, Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Jennifer Lopez, Bad Bunny, Burna Boy, and others.