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Rihanna Explains How She & A$AP Rocky Almost Missed the 2021 Met Gala

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A$AP Rocky and Rihanna attend The 2021 Met Gala Celebrating In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on Sept. 13, 2021 in New York City.

Rihanna and A$AP Rocky arrived fashionably late to the Met Gala last week, and the "Love on the Brain" singer let fans know what was really going on in her head.

Surprisingly, purposefully matching their oversized blanket looks wasn't one of things she was thinking about, as she told E! News on the red carpet premiere of her Savage x Fenty Show Vol. 3 that the A-list couple didn't realize that they were making their official red carpet debut at the Met.

"We weren't even sure if we were going to go, so separately, we were planning our looks just to be prepared," she said. "We ended up getting ready together and going, and I didn't even realize we were on the carpet together until somebody said, 'You're making your debut,' and I was like, 'Oh, sh--.'"

Seems like RiRi and Rocky are a match made at the Met and in heaven since he doesn't seem to be the kind of man who turns the 33-year-old billionaire entertainment mogul off, which she described in the new interview as "a man that doesn't smell good and sits on his ass all day," she said, adding, "There's so many opportunities out there. You've got to go find one or make one."

The 32-year-old A$AP Mob rapper has had plenty of opportunities to perform at the latest music festivals, from July's Rolling Loud Miami he co-headlined to last weekend's Life is Beautiful in Las Vegas to this coming weekend's Governors Ball in New York, where he's listed as one of the headliners.

Rocky also gushed about feeling "truly blessed" to have his Rihanna's support in his life on the red carpet of his documentary Stockholm Syndrome, which premiered at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival earlier this summer. The film documents Rocky's rise to fame and monthlong imprisonment in Sweden on an assault charge stemming from a 2019 street altercation that sparked the star-studded #FreeRocky movement in July 2019. He emphasized how it was "important having that support in real life" when it comes to his superstar girlfriend. "It's amazing and I'm honestly truly blessed, for real."