Rihanna was “so scared” about looking like a fool in her statement yellow dress that she circled the 2015 Met Gala red carpet three times before getting out of her car.
The Diamonds hitmaker stole the show when she stepped onto the red carpet at the prestigious fashion event in New York wearing an elaborate fur-trimmed cape gown by Chinese designer Guo Pei.
The cape, which weighed about 55 pounds (25 kilograms), featured a train which required three handlers to escort the singer up the steps to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Rihanna confessed that she was fearful of looking foolish in front of the industry’s biggest names.
“That night, the choreography of getting in the car and getting out, like, we had to choreograph it,” she recalled to U.S. news show Access Hollywood, as she explained why she was so late to the gala. “Who sits at the door? Where does the coat go? Where do I sit?
“I remember being so scared to get out of that car because I felt like, ‘I’m doing too much.’ I was driving past the red carpet, and I was just seeing, like, (designer) gowns, and I was like, ‘Oh my god, I’m a clown. People are going to laugh at me. This is like, too much.'”
However, Rihanna managed to compose herself after her last-minute bout of nerves, and her bold decision went down in the fashion history books.
“I circled like, three times, I’m not even joking. And finally, I was like, ‘Whatever, let’s go. Let’s just go. Let’s just go,'” she added.
And looking back, Rihanna is glad she didn’t have a change of heart, and has no regrets about her gown, despite all the hilarious memes that were created after her red carpet appearance.
“The frying pan with the egg? Legendary, legendary!” she laughed.
– Cover Media0