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Rihanna: ‘Thank God you guys waited’ after she arrives an hour and a half late to Met Gala

Rihanna and her longtime partner, A$AP Rocky, were the final arrivals at the Met Gala.
The 2023 Met Gala Celebrating "Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty" - Arrivals
A$AP Rocky and Rihanna arrive late to the Met Gala.Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images
/ Source: TODAY

Musicians Rihanna and A$AP Rocky were the last to arrive at the 2023 Met Gala, nearly an hour and a half late.

They followed the arrival of Cardi B, who walked the carpet at about 8:45 p.m. ET, according to the TODAY.com team on site. Rihanna and A$AP arrived at 10:15 p.m. ET.

The Vogue-run livestream hosts tried to "tap dance," as it is called in the biz, until their arrival but eventually had to end the live show before the two arrived.

Rihanna attends the 2023 Met Gala celebrating "Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1.
Rihanna at the 2023 Met Gala.Mike Coppola / Getty Images

At one point during the wait, photographers were even jokingly taking photos of a cockroach skittering across the beige red carpet.

The couple eventually made it, however, and walked up the iconic steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Vogue reported Rihanna wore a custom Valentino couture dress and a silk faille cape embellished with more than 30 fabric camellias that featured 500 petals each. 

The 2023 Met Gala Celebrating "Karl Lagerfeld: A Line Of Beauty" - Arrivals
Rihanna laughs as she highlights her baby bump on the red carpet.Jeff Kravitz / FilmMagic

The cape, around 5-feet long, also covered her head. The Fenty-creator also wore white sunglasses with eyelashes for effect.

As she progressed up the stairs, Rihanna took the cape off to wear around her shoulders and smiled for the cameras. At one point, she placed her hands on her growing baby bump.

The singer briefly stopped to talk to the TODAY team.

“Wow, thank God I came!” she quipped as she passed by.

Rihanna, who is also mom to an almost 1-year-old son, first showed off her baby bump during her Super Bowl performance in February. Shortly after, her reps confirmed that she and A$AP were expecting their second child together.

Never one to shy away from putting her baby bump on display, on Sunday she posted a photo of herself in a feathered white minidress.

"not even monday," she captioned the post, referring to the Met Gala, which is also known as the first Monday in May.

Rihanna also rocked a sheer leather gown at the Oscars in March.

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Rihanna walks the red carpet at the Oscars on March 12, 2023.Emma McIntyre / Getty Images

Later during the show, she changed into a sparkly bustier with sheer fabric over her baby bump to perform.

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Rihanna performs onstage during the Academy Awards on March 12, 2023.Kevin Winter / Getty Images

She first revealed her current pregnancy while performing during the Super Bowl in a red bodysuit.

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Rihanna performs onstage during the Apple Music Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show on Feb. 12, 2023 in Glendale, Arizona.Gregory Shamus / Getty Images