Jason Derulo Did Not Trip on the Met Gala 2015 Steps, Was Not Even on Red Carpet, Says Rep

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Jason Derulo did not trip on the Met Gala 2015 red carpet on Monday, May 4; in fact, he wasn't even there, his rep tells Us Weekly. Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

In everyone else's heads! Jason Derulo rapidly became a trending topic on the Internet on Monday, May 4, after it was rumored that the singer had tripped down the red-carpeted steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art during the 2015 Met Gala.

However, it turned out to be just that: a rumor, with his rep confirming to Us Weekly on Monday that Derulo was not even at the star-studded affair in NYC.

The chatter began when a Twitter user under the handle @dashausofjack tweeted a photo of a man in a white tuxedo tumbling down a red carpet-covered set of steps, similar in style to the Met Gala's famed set of stairs.

"Jason Derulo just fell at #MetGala. LMAO," the person tweeted, garnering nearly 10,000 retweets on the social media site.

So where did this image come from? The original snap of the awful moment was taken back in 2011 at the Cannes Film Festival in France.

Derulo also debunked the rumor himself via Instagram on Monday night after learning that he was trending worldwide. "Lmao I'm at rehearsal in LA," the "Talk Dirty" singer wrote, alongside a meme of himself clutching a mic and staring down the camera. "Fuq ya'll! Lol."

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