This year's Met Gala might go down as one of the most memorable one - ever - and especially with Brooklyn United Marching Band and gymnast Nia Dennis making headlines more than the standard high-profile Hollywood stars. The powerhouses came together with a powerful presence and energy for the invite-only New York event.
Gymnast Nia Dennis + Brooklyn United Marching Band Take On Met Gala
Over the past few hours, social media has ignited with praise and co-signs from last night’s festivities. Dennis – who is well-known for signature Beyoncé and Black Lives Matter-themed floor moves at UCLA competitions – donned all-blue attire while leading the pack for the marching band.
Just after 5:30 p.m. ET, the star gymnast made her way through the Big Apple as the famed marching band provided her with the perfect soundtrack. Rocking a custom blue outfit, she shined as she moved through the air effortlessly. Not to be forgotten, the Brooklyn United Marching Band sported their own colorful boilersuits. Needless to say, they have stolen the show so far as Keke Palmer and Ilana Glazer orchestrate the movements of the red carpet. (iHeart)
Media personality Kela Walker also hit up her social media pages to speak on how game-changing this year’s event was courtesy of Dennis and the band.
“The Culture ✊🏾 Kicks off the 2021 Met Gala WE ARE THE CULTURE. absolutely nothing moves without us. In all of my 7 years of covering the #metGala I ain’t never seen nothing like this on the iconic Carpet. The Brooklyn United Marching Band came in and kicked it off with a MF bang!!! #2021MetGala #blackculture #fortheculture #blackmedia”
Nia Dennis Reflects On An Epic Night
Dennis made sure to speak on last night’s festivities. She specifically reflected on her run from going viral on the Internet as a UCLA student to making headlines at the Met Gala.
When Dennis’s “Beyoncé routine” rippled across the internet, she felt the love but sensed people “didn’t necessarily understand that was Black culture.” Bringing her “full self” to the Met performance meant leaving no doubt. “This is how we have fun. This is how we perform. This is how we get crazy,” Dennis said. “This is Black entertainment.” (VOGUE)
Star Athletes Pull Through To The Met Gala
The event had a grip of high-profile athletes in attendance. Everyone from tennis icon Serena Williams to Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry and his wife Ayesha pulled through.
Lil Nas X Invades The Met Gala Too
Rap superstar Lil Nas X managed to make his presence felt at the star-studded event. He shared a slew of hilarious selfies posing with all types of hip-hop stars including Lil Uzi Vert, Jack Harlow and Cordae.