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Despite Nicki Minaj’s absence due to her alleged refusal to get vaccinated, Hip-Hop was still represented at the 2021 Met Gala. Various favorites of the culture including Frank Ocean, Megan Thee Stallion, Chance The Rapper, Kid Cudi and A$AP Rocky (of course, with his girlfriend Rihanna) managed to show out on the beige carpet.

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You just knew that Lil Nas X was going to be in attendance, and he decided to come through with three different red carpet looks to climb the Metropolitan Museum of Art steps. We’re going to guess that Boosie’s Google Alert to all things Nas X must have been going off all evening.

This year’s theme was “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,” and most people adhered to the assignment, while some were clearly on their own wave.

Check out some of the best of the best in the gallery.

 

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1. Russell Westbrook & Steph Curry

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The Brodie and Steph put on for NBA culture.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 13: Russell Westbrook and Stephen Curry attend The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Arturo Holmes/MG21/Getty Images) 

2. Chance The Rapper – Best

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Chance The Rapper with the Ralph Lauren Stadium…suit?! Bruh…

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 13: Chance the Rapper attends the 2021 Met Gala benefit “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” at Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/WireImage)

3. Serena Williams – Best

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Serena Williams was not playing with y’all.

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4. Frank Ocean – Best

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Frank Ocean was in the building, per usual. NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 13: Frank Ocean attends the 2021 Met Gala celebrating ‘In America: A Lexicon of Fashion’ at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/GC Images)

5. Megan Thee Stallion – Best

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Meg came through clean. 

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 13: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Megan Thee Stallion departs The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/MG21/Getty Images for The Met Museum/Vogue ) 

6. Kendall Jenner – Worst

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Don’t be fooled by the Kardashian Curse.

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7. Jennifer Lopez – Best

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Jenny stays on the block.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 13: Jennifer Lopez attends the 2021 Met Gala benefit “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” at Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/WireImage)

8. Kim Kardashian – Worst

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Someone is still letting Kanye West choose her outfits.

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9. Amanda Gorgman – The Best

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Poet laureate Amanda Gorman truly represents the best of us. 

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 13: Amanda Gorman attends the 2021 Met Gala benefit “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” at Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/WireImage)

10. Cordae & Naomi Osaka – The Best

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Rapper Cordae held down his tennis superstar girlfriend Naomi Osaka, and we’re here for it. 

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11. Dan Levy – The Worst

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Whose mans is this?

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 13: Dan Levy attends the 2021 Met Gala benefit “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” at Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/WireImage) 

12. Lil Nas X – meh?

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Another Nas X look….

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 13: Rapper Lil Nas X attends The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images)

13. Justin Bieber’s Air Force 1’s – The Worst

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The Biebs gotta get a better sneaker plug.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 13: Justin Bieber, shoe detail, attends the 2021 Met Gala benefit “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” at Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/WireImage) 

14. Jennifer Hudson – The Best

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Queen status.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 13: Jennifer Hudson attends the 2021 Met Gala benefit “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” at Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/WireImage) 

15. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – The Best

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AOC had a message, “Tax the rich.” Fair is fair, right?

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 13: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Aurora James arrives to the 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on September 13, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images) vertical,color image,photography,celebrities,arts culture and entertainment,usa,celebration,topix,new york city,arrival,fashion,gala,annual event,celebrity sightings,art museum,met costume institute benefit gala,the costume institute,alexandria ocasio-cortez

16. Iman

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The OG supermodel Iman clearly understood the assignment.

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