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Wednesday - 03/05/2017 20:15
FUMING rapper Kanye West reportedly snubbed the Met Gala following wife Kim Kardashian’s bottom-baring antics on holiday.
The rapper, 39, was the most noticeable absentee from the A-list extravaganza, hosted by influential Vogue editor Anna Wintour in New York on Monday night.
The Sun can reveal West is angry with his wife, 36, and her sister Kourtney, 38, for turning their Mexican break into a fashion parade, which their friends are now dubbing “bumgate”.
“Kanye has helped turned Kim into a fashion icon and he feels those pictures with Kourtney have made her look cheap, damaging her brand,” a friend said. “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.”
Kardashian instead posed on the red carpet alone, joining her half-sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner inside the venue, along with top stars including Cara Delevingne, Madonna and Rihanna.
West has attended the MET Gala with Kardashian for the past three years and is fully aware how his absence will go down with organisers of the one of the most presicious bashes in fashion.
“It’s a huge deal not to attend. Turning down an invite means he might not be asked back again,” the source said. “It also risks the wrath of Anna Wintour.
“But after the year he’s had, given his breakdown after the Paris robbery and his anger over Kim’s snaps, he just didn’t feel attending the right thing to do.”