Met Gala memes: Nicki Minaj’s cousin, Kim Petras as a horse and Dan Levy’s puffy shirt


German singer Kim Petras actually did costume like a horse.

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The Met Gala, the massive style fundraiser hosted by New York’s Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, was canceled in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic. But it returned Monday night time for the 2021 celebration with a bang, and an all-American theme. The costume code this yr is meant to be impressed by the museum’s exhibit, “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.”

And, after all, the memes had been virtually as good as the seems to be themselves. Here are a few of our favourites…

Nicki Minaj’s cousin’s good friend did what?

Singer Nicki Minaj wasn’t on the Met Gala, however she did tweet concerning the occasion requirement that attendees be vaccinated towards the coronavirus.

“They want you to get vaccinated for the Met,” she stated, “if I get vaccinated it won’t for the Met. It’ll be once I feel I’ve done enough research. I’m working on that now. In the meantime my loves, be safe. Wear the mask with 2 strings that grips your head & face. Not that loose one.”

Minaj later tweeted that she’s going to get the vaccine, writing, “A lot of countries won’t let ppl work w/o the vaccine. I’d def recommend they get the vaccine. They have to feed their families. I’m sure I’ll b vaccinated as well cuz I have to go on tour, etc.”

But it was one other Minaj tweet that basically lit up Twitter. “My cousin in Trinidad won’t get the vaccine cuz his friend got it & became impotent,” Minaj stated. “His testicles became swollen. His friend was weeks away from getting married, now the girl called off the wedding.”

Fans had been fast to level out to Minaj that the vaccine doesn’t trigger impotence (although getting coronavirus can), however in addition they could not resist the jokes.

“Your cousin’s friend prolly just picked up an STD but please keep going,” stated one individual.

Megan Rapinoe’s crimson, white and blue look

Soccer star Megan Rapinoe lived the America theme, sporting a crimson, white and blue pantsuit and carrying a matching clutch that reads, “IN GAY WE TRUST.”

“Finally. Someone understood the assignment,” wrote one Twitter consumer.

Kim Petras is horsing round

Singer Kim Petras saddled up for the occasion, sporting a 3-D horse head bodice, and a lengthy braided hairpiece that would go for a horse tail.

“KIM PETRAS REALLY SHOWED UP WEARING A HORSE,” wrote one Twitter consumer.

Billie Eilish takes an anti-fur stand

Billie Eilish wore a princessy, poufy pink Oscar de la Renta robe with a 15-foot practice. Eilish has by no means worn de la Renta earlier than, and solely agreed to take action if the model agreed to cease utilizing fur. The singer told the New York Times she discovered it “shocking that wearing fur isn’t completely outlawed at this point in 2021,” and stated she was “honored to have been a catalyst and to have been heard on this matter.”

Eilish, 19, is the youngest ever co-chair of the occasion.

Dan Levy maps it out

Actor Dan Levy wore a map-print outfit with gigantic puffy sleeves and a picture of two males kissing.

“This is what it looks like to come prepared,” tweeted author Rachel Syme.

Levy’s outfit stirred up Seinfeld jokes, with one Twitter consumer noting, “It’s a Puffy Shirt!” in reference to the unlucky style piece Jerry Seinfeld wore in a single episode.

And there was extra severe commentary, too. E! confirmed that Levy’s look pays tribute to the late David Wojnarowicz, an American artist who died from AIDS in 1992.

“Love the risk Levy took and that he brought San Francisco to the #MetGala2021,” wrote one fan.