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Is Beyoncé attending the Met Gala 2024?

Is Beyoncé attending the Met Gala 2024?

The star has been notably absent since 2016. Is this the year it all changes?

Every year, as the Met Gala inches closer, the internet enters a frenzy trying to decipher the guest list. One quick search and you'll be greeted with prompts like "Are Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift going to the Met Gala 2024?" and the latest: “Is Beyoncé attending the Met Gala 2024?”

There's no denying that these past few years have been Beyoncé's years. The superstar dominated headlines with her seventh studio album Renaissance in 2022 and the history-making world tour of the same name in 2023 — and 2024 is poised to follow suit with the release of Cowboy Carter. Especially given the emphasis on fashion during this era, it makes sense for people to wonder if Beyoncé is headed to the Met Gala this year.

Earlier this week, a post claiming Beyoncé had been invited to the Met Gala 2024 started circulating around social media, igniting a spark of hope in fans' hearts despite the lack of credible sources.

To give you a Beyoncé Met Gala history lesson, the star made her Met Gala debut in 2008 and became a mainstay in 2011, attending the event religiously for six years in a row. However, since 2016, she has been nowhere to be seen on the Met Gala stairs, which means fans have been praying for her triumphant return for almost a decade.

Is Beyoncé attending the Met Gala 2024?

Beyoncé at her last Met Gala to date in 2016.

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Now, another star who became a Met Gala favourite only to disappear for years is Zendaya, and we know she will be finally making her way back to the Met Gala stairs as one of this year's co-chairs — so maybe 2024 is the year of major Met Gala returns.

The rumor mill has been churning extra fast for Beyoncé fans, who are eagerly anticipating a surprise appearance from the star. Just this past weekend, fans theorised Beyoncé could have joined the Stagecoach lineup as DJ Backwoods Barbie, but the rumours were proven to be untrue.

Could the Met Gala 2024 be the real surprise appearance for Beyoncé? Well, the actual guest list is top secret, so we can only pray and wait until May 6, but, oh, how we'd love to see Beyoncé's Western take on this year's dress code: “The Garden of Time.”

This article originally appeared on Teen Vogue.