Why Wasn't Rihanna at the Met Gala Last Night?

RiRi, we missed you!

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Rihannalast year's Met Ball queen, very noticeably skipped yesterday's festivities—and more from necessity than choice. RiRi had to work, it was announced yesterday, with her two Anti World Tour shows tonight and Wednesday in Los Angeles. Then she's off to San Jose for another performance Friday. Whee!

But, because RiRi knew she was missed, she consoled us with this little reminder she's never really that far:

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Alyssa Bailey
News and Strategy Editor

Alyssa Bailey is the news and strategy editor at ELLE.com, where she oversees coverage of celebrities and royals (particularly Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton). She previously held positions at InStyle and Cosmopolitan. When she's not working, she loves running around Central Park, making people take #ootd pics of her, and exploring New York City.