Beyonce won't be attending the 2018 Met Gala -- here's the surprising reason why

This year's Met Gala will see the likes of Amal Clooney and Rihanna hit the steps of The Met. But there's going to be one less gown to ogle at after it was revealed that Beyonce won't be attending Monday night's event.

Instead of attending the star-studded gala, the "Formation" singer has decided to go away on a low-key vacation with husband Jay-Z. The trip was a surprise from her husband who thought she needed a little bit of R&R before their On The Run II tour begins.

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Most outrageous Met Gala looks of all time

Cher in Bob Mackie, 1974

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Donatella Versace in Versace, 1997

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Iman in Versace, 1997

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Singing group 3LW, 2001

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Diana Ross, 2001

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Amber Valetta, 2004

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Sarah Jessica Parker in Alexander McQueen, 2006

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Katy Perry in Cute Circuit, 2010

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Marc Jacobs in Marc Jacobs, 2012

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Lupita Nyong'o in Prada, 2014

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Rihanna in Guo Pei, 2015

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Sarah Jessica Parker, 2015

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Solange Knowles in Giles, 2015

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Lady Gaga in Alexander Wang, 2015

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Beyonce, 2015

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Madonna in Givenchy, 2016

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Katy Perry in Maison Margiela, 2017

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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian in Balmain, 2016

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Kendall Jenner in La Perla, 2017

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 01: Priyanka Chopra attends the 'Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
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The songstress was supposed to wear a custom dress designed by DUNDAS, which reportedly took weeks to make. 

And while we're sad that there will be one less star on tonight's red carpet, we don't blame Beyonce for skipping this year's event altogether after she went all out for her epic Coachella performances. 

While we won't be seeing Beyonce tonight, we can expect a slew of other stars to attend including Selena Gomez, Kim Kardashian and Kendall Jenner. For more on tonight's Met Gala, watch the video above!

RELATED: A look back at the Met Gala 10 years ago:

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Met Gala 1998
UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 07: Donald Trump and date Andrea Murray on hand at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the 50th Anniversary of the Costume Institute Gala in celebration of Cubism and Fashion., (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
Alan Cumming, Scottish actor, singer, writer, director, producer and author wearing a silver Tommy Hilfiger suit whilst attending the Costume Institute Gala being held at the Metopolitan Museum of Art, New York City, 1998. (Photo by Rose Hartman/Getty Images)
Actress Liv Tyler wearing Audrey-esque, black, boatneck, sleeveless gown & sheer black wrap at Costume Institute gala (Photo by Robin Platzer/Twin Images/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
Liv Tyler at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 07: Miuccia Prada greets Anna Wintour during the 50th Anniversary of the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 07: Claudia Schiffer attending the 50th Anniversary of Costume gala celebrating Cubism and Fashion at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 07: Martha Stewart and Donald Trump on hand at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the 50th Anniversary Costume Institute Gala, celebrating Cubism and Fashion. (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 07: Martha Stewart attending the 50th Anniversary of Costume gala celebrating Cubism and Fashion at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 07: David Copperfield and Claudia Schiffer arrive at the Metropolitan Museum for the 50th Anniversary of the Costume Institute Gala in celebration of Cubism and Fashion. (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 07: David Copperfield and Claudia Schiffer arrive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the 50th Anniversary of the Costume Institute Gala in celebration of Cubism and Fashion. (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
Martha Stewart during 50th Anniversary Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Donald Trump and Date during 50th Anniversary Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Liv Tyler during 50th Anniversary Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Monica during 50th Anniversary Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Sarah Ferguson during 50th Anniversary Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Julianne Moore during 50th Anniversary Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Martha Stewart and guest during 50th Anniversary Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Alec Baldwin and guest during 50th Anniversary Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Sigourney Weaver and Jim Simpson during 50th Anniversary Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Sigourney Weaver during 50th Anniversary Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Paul Rudd during 50th Anniversary Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Claudia Schiffer during 50th Anniversary Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Lena Olin during 50th Anniversary Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Willem DaFoe during 50th Anniversary Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Diane von Furstenberg during 50th Anniversary Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY - DECEMBER 7: Fashion Designer Mary McFadden attends 50th Anniversary Gala for Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute on December 7, 1998 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Socialite Alexandra Miller attends 50th Anniversary of Costume Institute Gala on December 7, 1998 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Designer Miuccia Prada attends 50th Anniversary of Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Insitute Gala on December 7, 1998 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actress Gretchen Mol attends the 50th Anniversary of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Gala on December 7, 1998 at Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
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