Beyonce is booed, carried up stairs at Met Gala; Michelle Obama does the dougie


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Beyoncé got a bit carried away at Monday’s Costume Institute Gala Benefit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The singer’s dress was so tight, she had to be carried up the red staircase by husband Jay-Z and a friend.

The ‘Girls (Who Run the World)’ singer wowed on the red carpet in a black and gold-trimmed mermaid-cut Emilio Pucci gown. She posed for several photos at the ‘Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty’ event but skipped media interviews and got booed in the process.

But don’t forget karma, Beyoncé. When it was time to go up the stairs to the museum, lifting her knees proved a challenge.

Enter her knight in a shining Tom Ford dinner jacket: Jay-Z. He and a handler had to scaffold her as she took baby steps up the stairs to get into the event.


Ah, relief. They don’t call her Queen B for no reason.

In other Beyoncé news, Michelle Obama is a self-proclaimed fan. At a Let’s Move event in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday the first lady busted a few moves to Beyoncé’s ‘Get Me Bodied’ at Alice Deal Middle School. Watch the clip below.

‘Beyoncé’ is one of my favorite performers on the planet,’ Obama said. ‘And when she agreed to remake her video and do this Let’s Move! Flash Workout, I was so excited because this is what we’ve been talking about -- that exercise and moving can be fun.’

Hmmm. Tell that to Beyoncé’s rigid dress?


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-- Nardine Saad

Photos from top: Jay-Z and Beyoncé attend the ‘Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty’ Costume Institute Gala. Credit: Larry Busacca / Getty Images. Jay-Z and a handler help Beyoncé up the Met Gala stairs. Credit: Stephen Lovekin / Getty Images