“Who Wore It Best?”
The rock world is used to being shut out of major celebrity-laden events; the Grammy Awards don’t even air the rock and metal portions of the show on television, and on the rare occasions they do, it gets messed up beyond belief. So naturally, last night’s lavish Met Gala followed suit as a laundry list of A-list celebrities, athletes, and socialites turned up dressed to the nines with hardly a second thought given to the rock world as usual.
Except for the part where one celebrity refused to play by the rules.
Pop megastar, entrepreneur and secret metal fan Rihanna embraced the Met Gala’s 2018 theme of “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” with a stunning beaded Pope-inspired costume that interestingly enough, looked an awful lot like that of “deceased” Papa Emeritus of popular metal act Ghost.
We weren’t the only ones who noticed.
[MESSAGE FROM THE CLERGY]
— Cardinal Copia (@thebandGHOST) May 8, 2018
Papa Emeritus, now known as Cardinal Copia, took to Twitter with a side by side photo of himself next to Rihanna, cheekily asking fans to help decide “who wore it best”.
This isn’t the first time Rihanna’s nodded to the metal community; in the past she’s rocked Judas Priest gear (with Rob Halford’s blessing), a Krokus t-shirt and a really cool leather battle jacket with Suicidal Tendencies and Dirty Rotten Imbeciles patches on it. But her Met Gala getup was enough to leave the guys in Ghost beyond thrilled, offering up their own tribute to Rihanna in return:
Even better, Ghost fans were tickled pink by RiRi’s outfit too, offering up pretty sweet comments to the 30-year-old “Umbrella” singer.
Okay let’s do something about the Met Gala 2018 :
Like for Pope Francis
Rt for Rihanna pic.twitter.com/Q8FwZmLQjM
— picking it up (@alexbuteraa) May 8, 2018
Papa of course… But now we want a collab pic.twitter.com/GNB1Cfgk7W
— Cardi Thicc (@DarthEmeritus) May 8, 2018
Not a bad night for Rihanna or Ghost, I’d say.