Keke Palmer, Lil Nas X and More Stars Share an Unfiltered Look Inside the 2021 Met Gala

Timothée Chalamet, Keke Palmer and Lil Nas X were among the celebs who offered a peek at the festivities while inside the 2021 Met Gala on Sept. 13. See some of the most enviable posts.

By Ryan Gajewski Sep 14, 2021 8:11 PMTags
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Lil Nas X is having just as much fun inside the 2021 Met Gala as he did during the event's high-profile red carpet. 

After the world watched the A-list invitees make their way into the highly anticipated New York City event on Monday, Sept. 13, a number of stars kept their fans in the loop about some key highlights by sharing videos and footage to social media. 

Among the pics shared was one from Lil Nas X, who crushed his entrance earlier in the day with three incredible Versace looks, including one that reminded fans of Star Wars fave C-3PO. In the behind-the-scenes selfie, the rapper posed in what appeared to be a public bathroom with such stars as Pete Davidson, Lil Uzi Vert and Jack Harlow

"dream blunt rotation," Lil Nas X wrote about the pic. In addition, he shared a wild shot of himself hanging out with Billie Eilish, who had channeled Marilyn Monroe on the carpet

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Also providing plenty of commentary and insight about the evening's party was Keke Palmer, who is known for never pulling punches with her fans. 

At one point, the Hustlers star posted a plate of someone's half-eaten meal and quipped, "This why they don't show y'all the food." She then added, "I'm just playinnnn," but included the eyes emoji. 

To see these and other posts from stars who were inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art, continue scrolling.

Rihanna & Kathy Hilton

When you look up iconic in the dictionary, this is the photo you'll find.

Kendall & Kris Jenner

Derek Blasberg captioned this Kodak moment, "@krisjenner asking @kendalljenner to tie her shoes while drinking a martini at the #metgala is peak mom goals (and I'm taking notes)."

Indya Moore, Quannah Chasinghorse, Winnie Harlow, Gigi Hadid, Lily Aldridge, Precious Lee & Taylor Hill

Oh, to be a fly on a wall for this star-studded interaction.

Vanessa & Natalia Bryant

It's ladies night! The mother-daughter duo attended a Met Gala after-party.

Brooklyn Beckham & Nicola Peltz

"Wonderful night," the model shared on Instagram after getting red carpet ready with groomer Christine Nelli and Philips Norelco. 

Benny Drama, Finneas & Shawn Mendes

Comedian Benny Drama, known for his spot-on Shawn Mendes impression, finally met the pop singer.

Winnie Harlow

A little privacy, please!

Nikkie Tutorials & Megan Fox

The YouTube star mixed and mingled with the actress.

Kehlani, Lewis Hamilton, Winnie Harlow & Miles Chamley-Watson

"Crowns Everywhere," Winnie shared to Instagram.

Karlie Kloss

The supermodel worked up an appetite after spending all night on the dance floor.

Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova & Serena Williams

The tennis champs shared a sweet reunion.

Gabrielle Union

The Bring It On star kept the fashion coming in a Conner Ives look.

Megan Rapinoe

"Momma I'm going to the Met! THANK YOU @sergiohudson for this one of a kind, American vibe," the soccer star wrote on Instagram.

Emma Chamberlain & Derek Blasberg

The YouTube star and pop culture critic posed for a selfie on top of the Met stairs.

Lili Reinhart

The actress slipped into a chic LBD for a Met Gala after-party.

Harris Reed, Lorde & Iman

Legends only.

Lil Nas X & Billie Eilish

The artists and first-time Met Gala attendees found some time to get silly at the fancy affair.

Pete Davidson, Lil Uzi Vert, Jack Harlow, Erykah Badu & Lil Nas X

"dream blunt rotation," Lil Nas X quipped about a selfie with some notable pals.

Lil Nas X & Frank Ocean

The "Industry Baby" rapper wore one of his many looks from the event while posing with the singer.

Keke Palmer

Keke Palmer didn't appear to be too impressed with the culinary offerings.

Timothée Chalamet, Kid Cudi & Virgil Abloh

The Call Me By Your Name actor was all smiles as he enjoyed the festivities alongside the rapper and designer.

Timothée Chalamet

The Dune star noticed a bit of a difference between one attendee's footwear and his own. 

Lili Reinhart

Christian Siriano shared a cheeky shot of the actress, who wore his design to the Met Gala.

Jackie Aina & Iman

The YouTube star and supermodel posed for an eye-catching photo op. 

Charles Melton & Lili Reinhart

The Riverdale actor wished a happy birthday to his co-star, who turned 25 on the day of the Met Gala.

Jackie Aina & Mj Rodriguez

Jackie grabbed a selfie with the Pose actress.

Addison Rae

Beauty mogul Jackie Aina shared footage of He's All That star Addison Rae leaving it all out on the dance floor as Justin Bieber performed.

Ilana Glazer

The Broad City alum proved that a mother's work is never over, even during a glitzy night out.

Jackie Aina & Ayesha Curry

Jackie managed to catch Ayesha Curry with her camera.

Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling offered a look at her plate just before the food was served.

Head to E!'s 2021 Met Gala blog for all the must-see photos and headlines from fashion's biggest bash!