The reason for Beyoncé’s Met Gala tardiness last week has finally been exposed, and it all went down in an elevator (but not like last year, not like that!) Longtime hairstylist Neal Farinah explained to Us Weekly the singer wanted a last-minute hair change on their way out of her apartment building. She originally had “an Asian-inspired chignon,” but the singer felt it was too “costumey.”

“She looks at me and says ‘Neal, I want to change my hair, will you change my hair?’ And I said, 'Honey, there could be cameras in the elevator.’ She says, 'You have five minutes.’ And I said, 'Girl, what do you want me to do with the hair?’ And she wanted a high ponytail. With Beyoncé, she looks at herself and she says, 'This isn’t right, let’s change it.’”

So it was changed. Because, Beyoncé was worth the wait. (x)