Kesha Ward, rapper 2 Chainz's life partner, showed off her "engagement ring" outside the Met Gala Afterparty.

The 40-year-old "No Lie" rapper dropped to one knee and proposed to the mother of his 3 children right there on the red carpeted steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Gossipmongers immediately began buzzing that the couple already tied the knot several years ago. The rapper, whose real name is Tauheed Epps, apparently married Kesha in 2013.

His reps claim Monday night's proposal was a renewal of their vows. But if that's the case, why did they renew their vows at the Met Gala? The Met is supposed to be a celebration of the fashion industry elite and their muses.

The rep insists that 2 Chainz wasn't trying to upstage other celebs at the Met. But insiders claim he was wanted to make Monday the most special night ever for his queen.

Photos by Frank Castle / BACKGRID

  • justlooking

    Congrats to them and folks get engaged when and where they want to.

    She favors LL Cool J wife.

    In my Opinion her dress isn't really MET worthy, but it looks very nice.

  • BadAss Will

    He only 40??

  • FukkFolks2018

    I dont care. He asked. Its over. This not his first time asking public like. He proposed the first time at BET Awards People.com reported. This is a pretty hotly debated topic as it ironically came up on another mediums for me yesterday. When to ask and where. Stop being an attention whore I guess Mr. Chainz??? IDK. IDC. We sit up here and holler about not enough LEGAL black families. Day in. Day mf'n out. Then when a black woman IS asked its well this was a bad time. He could have picked another time. Another venue. You know what? Some of us are pure exhausting. #TeamBlackLove

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    So maybe it's a recommitment/vow renewal ring? Did HE say it was a marriage proposal? Why keep speculating and reporting on random speculation? Get the facts and/or move on... *yawn*

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    *deep azz sigh*
    Exhausting!

  • AQUEEN

    lol....

  • iWasteTime

    Tiresome ... it's so crazy.
    Damned if you do and don't.

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    I honestly thought they were already married, but Congrats!

  • hi-liter

    That's what I was thinking. They supposedly married in 2013. He must have upgraded the karats in her ring.

  • Vegas1989

    Me too. So they have been playing house all this time...WOW...

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    right, to which I say, good for her! I'm sure she deserves every karat. Why folks are mad truly puzzles me. *shrug*

  • hi-liter

    2 Chainz needs some publicity right now. He's been complaining that no one was picking up his verses...He thinks he is on a record when he records and then when the CD comes out, he finds out whoever he was working with has scrapped his verse.

  • iWasteTime

    SO WHAT!
    That is the time he wanted to get down on one knee for the WORLD to see him honor his Queen. We mad at that?!?!?
    I don't care if they were married for 19.5 out of the 20 years, he wanted to show the world he loves her and give her the ring he thinks she deserves.

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Yep yep. But if they like it, that's cool. Playing house isn't for me, but more power to them.

  • MoniquetheGeek

    But insiders claim he was wanted to make Monday the most special night ever for his queen.
    _______________________
    Ain't nothing wrong with this

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    She was photo'd in a diff dress at the gala?

  • Vegas1989

    Who you telling. I told my husband who 6 months ago was my boyfriend for almost 10 years. I came home one day and said. We either break up or get married. Your choice! I'm good with either one.....LOL...

  • Miss Thang

    If they like it, I love it. Personally, I would be annoyed if my man had proposed to me in public.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Not people. Just Eminem I thought? He should be glad . that album was pure trash.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Shug! Weinstein's NY prosecutor out here knocking blood outta his woman's ears, but folks 'bothered' by This man and his woman?! I caint...

  • Pitty Patty

    Bitter bitches be hating...

  • Mo Mobetta

    If I paid 30,000.00 a piece to get in the Met Gala like they did than I’d of had my baby shower in there if I wanted

  • FukkFolks2018

    A lot of folks feel that he overshadowed. Made it about him. My argument to that is... if he overshadowed anyone it was himself. He is an official Versace brand ambassador. Not many hip hop stars like him and Migos even get to go. they are invited by the brand. In this case Versace. And in this case Donatella Versace was a co-host this year and is on the Gala board. Kesha wouldnt have attended if it were not for HIS connection. It was a big night for HIM. he made it about her if anything.

  • MyaCompton

    That’s stupid!! Should it matter if it’s in private or public...Hell if he do it in public he just maybe tryin to show the world and anybody how much you mean to him..some of u birds just jelly and I just heard Wendell Williams say the same bs.....Some of u broads will be lucky if anybody propose to ya lol!! U bishes stay whinin...?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    LMAO!!!!

  • T865!

    She must caught him cheating

  • FukkFolks2018

    I dont think this is the case. Jealous. Bitter. Some of the people saying where, when, how, etc are actually alredy married. This was a topic for me 2 times yesterday, and then this happened last night. My bf and I discussed after this happened last night....he said his aunt is very annoyed at public proposals and she has been married for the past 25 years.

  • Pitty Patty

    Black folks find anything to complain about. He's making an honest woman out of her, now that's a problem. Got damn, let people live.

  • Quitedeliteful

    LMBAOFFFFFFFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • FukkFolks2018

    Sis. SIS. SIS. I am so very confused.

  • hi-liter

    Yeah, he did mention Eminem's album in particular. But I don't think it was the only one.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Right, that's not everyone's style or preference. Doesn't make one or the other right or wrong... *more sighing*

  • iWasteTime

    SIS!!
    That chit crazy ... smh. He should have stepped down immediately!! He was gunning for 45 too, now know one cares cause he was smacking folk

  • FukkFolks2018

    Well damn. Chainz a one liner beast. He is on the Rapture series on Netflix. Him, TI, Rapsody, Logic, Nas and Dave East. Check it out if you havent. Its GOOD.

  • FukkFolks2018

    I never knew it was a thing.

  • Kemi

    Congratulations to the newly engaged! Ppl always want to find fault in things that doesn’t even concern them! I wish them a blessed marriage....

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I want to be proposed to after fawking

  • GuestSTAR

    So true, I've been married since 1995. My hubby knows I don't like the spotlight on me. Don't even want restaurant staff coming over to sing Happy Birthday, but my sister & brother on the other hand love attention, love all eyes on them. My sis would love a public proposal, would be right up her alley, whereas I would cringe.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    May be a stretch, but from personal experience and observation, the Black Woman is, possibly, the most 'hated on' of all human beings.

    Pounced on and ridiculed when we err, yet Still subjected to petty nitpicking when we do the right thing.

    Exhausting!

  • Miss Thang

    Well, to me it does matter. I'm the one in the relationship with him, not the world. And if he knows I'm a private person then he would know proposing publicly wouldn't be a pleasurable experience for me. I don't like a lot of attention on me. But, like I said, that is MY personal preference.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    why did I just laugh SO hard at this!!!???

    gone somewhere Vanna!??

  • Pitty Patty

    Half the bishes complaining aint got no damn man. Cause if they did, they wouldnt have anything negative to say.

    They have a series on Netflix called Rapture and one of the episodes is about Two Chains. He seems to really love her. They have a nice big house sitting on a bunch of acres. He referred to her as his wife on the show. But hood niggas do that all the time, so I'm not sure if they are married are not. But if he chose to give her her night, what's the problem. She stays at home and takes care of their three kids while he tours. She deserves some shine.

    I hate broke bitter bishes.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    I swear this sounds like me and my bestie! She's Very outgoing and comfortable in the spotlight, while I'm always somewhere giving her the 'bish don't even think about calling me up there to have words' resting bish face, Lol!

  • FukkFolks2018

    I see downstairs some of yall still questioning why rappers were at the Met Gala. Really people? Hip hop still being eradicated from events etc in 2018? When its obvious it always has since inception and always will be influential to all aspects of pop culture. Including fashion. Shame on it.

    Shame on yall for questioning too. Same ones to holler #OscarsSoWhite then bring yall asses here like why are rappers there at the Met Gala? Its gone to the wolves. Again. Some of yall are purity exhausting.

  • Miss Thang

    lol my mom threw a surprise birthday party for me once and I had to behave but underneath I was actually soooo annoyed and felt so awkward. I'm the person who likes cooking in the kitchen and serving the kids during family gatherings. I felt so uncomfortable being the center of attention.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    So rappers and fashion don't mix???!!!

  • FukkFolks2018

    Obviously not. I cannot.

  • My 2 boys

    Well said! ??

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    ?? hey Nancy

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    And a DEMOCRAT, smh

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Folks want to complain. If you can afford it or get invited, go those rappers had just as much right to be there. Those Kardashian whores were there.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Congrats I thought the were already married

  • Tammie Reed

    Didnt understand why he did it there but I guess he had his reasoning but with all the other things going on at the Met Gala it was outshined for sure! That was not fair to her to me, more about him saying look what I did.

  • GAPeach

    My MIL used to get annoyed if people would say how much they loved their wives/husband's on FB. Now how in the fukk does that affect you? Keep scrolling.

  • Tammie Reed

    I'm sure they did NOT pay to attend, they were guests of Vogue lol

  • FukkFolks2018

    Said downstairs Migos and Chainz have dogs in the literal fashion fight. They both were invited by Donatella. Chainz collects a Versace check as he has a shoe with them... and Migos collected one off the strength of the Versace cut. Like...?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Oh, they want Cher and Liberace, LOL!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    He was outshined because few people knew who they were. He chose the wrong place and time to pull that stunt.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Anna Wintour's days are numbered. She turned the Met Gala into a hood event by inviting Kim Kardashian. I remember the days when a Kim K would never get an invite to the Met, much less a 2 Chainz or Migos. Lol.

  • We Can Do This

    Lame move. It should've been around family and friends. JMO.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    I just typed and erased this same thing regarding those talentless wannabes!

  • Coy little wink

    I don't like public proposals or public weddings....but I'm a private person...its like where is the intimacy?

    Congrats are still in order! ?

  • Coy little wink

    I concur...or just the two

  • Coy little wink

    Lolololool

  • Trace da Ace

    OMG realy?? So what if he wanted to re-propose to his wife...damn....he is showing her that he loves her unconditionally and he is willing to announce that in front of everybody, including haters....that is what he wanted to do, and at that time...so he did it. His choice.!!! ALL of these "hardcore" rappers and "thugs" and whatever, need to take a page out of his book....about being loyal and not afraid to show a softer side of themselves for the woman they love. I thought it was really sweet and apparently he was successful because she was hella happy....pretty sure he gave zero fucks about who cared....shit I would not...

  • Miss Thang

    LOL

  • MissHarlem

    Good for them ? I love to see a man display his love for his woman. Congrats.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    "But insiders claim he was wanted to make Monday the most special night ever for his queen."

    OKAY, SOUNDS GOOD TO ME. A THOUGHTFUL MAN.

  • Tammie Reed

    tyring to stunt and it backfired lol, thats what they were saying on the news last night that it was the wrong venue/event for all of that, oh well!

  • Bossy704

    I don't think he did it for anyone but her. I can't even see him being too interested in the Met Gala - my guess is she wanted to go and he legit thought it would be a good time. She looks elated and that is all that matters BUT yeah I wouldn't have done it there. It was a little tacky.

  • FukkFolks2018

    This isn't piping hot tea. She has been rumored for months to be retiring after the September issue of Vogue. Not bc of this. At All. but bc she is of retirement age?

  • MISSMEWITDATBULL

    How, Sway? When these fashion houses have been "inspired by" street (aka BLACK, aka HIP HOP) styles since hip hop started...

  • justlooking

    Prove it. Just Joking LOL LOL

  • DETROITTOATL

    I like Chainz, he doesn't seem like he arrogant at all. Just making his Queens night beautiful.

  • Miss Thang

    "She looks elated and that is all that matters..."
    My thoughts exactly. The most important thing is that the man knows his woman and her personality/what kind of proposal she would enjoy.

  • DETROITTOATL

    BOOM!!!!!

  • JusSTOP

    When is he going to grow up? It's just too much. AND did she take her chain and pull it out like 1982????

  • Gamer?? Chick

    Glad he’s still with his day one.

  • BadAss Will

    So y'all still gonna pretend like he "40"? Ok carry on...

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    *brick*

  • ???TheRider???

    I was just about to say something. 40? Sure, Jan, sure.

  • Logan Roberts

    .???

  • Logan Roberts

    That's that Capricorn in us Nancy ?

  • Logan Roberts

    40??? 40 what acres, ounce, chains ?

  • justlooking

    Cackles, see...I have been kind and thoughtful for months. But cool, secure your wig and go https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5dae3e7f96311045263845a816d8d89d95286a97cce44327de4a6aaff70e55c8.gif

  • FukkFolks2018

    He has witnesses. Sorry. If he was at Alabama State in 1996 as a freshman that makes him 40 years old. He was 18 in 1996. The age most folks graduate at (17/18 depending on your state and your birthday)

    http://www.espn.com/blog/music/post/_/id/3120/how-good-was-2-chainz-at-basketball

  • Peace

    20 years. Dude really. 20 years a slave????please. These folk want a reality show wedding. Just jump the broom and be done wit it.

  • SweetTEE

    So you just gon give people the math huh?!?!

  • BadAss Will

    nothing wrong with hood people, we know how to act when it's right. Kim KARTRASHIANS is not from the hood. I'm from miami liberty city and carry myself better.

  • BadAss Will

    I tell u this.... you gonna be shock but ok i may believe you in what u say. I'm 39 and grad in '97 but this site previously stated his age higher among bossip and even forbes.. but i will take your info ?

  • FukkFolks2018

    I will be 41 tomorrow. I'm class of 95. So 95. 96 Chains. You in 1997. plus I don't think ESPN of all people would lie for him

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    You mean like the Migos stomping out a man because he asked for an autograph?

  • BadAss Will

    Wait maybe you didn't understand my reply UNDERSTAND YOU. I BELIEVE. I was just this site and previously others site post an older age. ok u good ??? im chillin with my grandson and in a accepting mood

  • BadAss Will

    yes she gon fork it down our thought. let's let her live lol

  • FukkFolks2018

    Sir? I was just kicking it with you. But you are the one who came up here and said the same thing twice about this man not being 40 years old. You have a great evening and enjoy your little grandbaby

  • Guess Who

    SMH...folks always pulling these desperate and thirsty stunts at the Met Gala.

  • BadAss Will

    Sandra i love u an no matter how we always disagree im a major fan.. but yea quavo said no pic. after the man insist he we will be ypur ass. the man said well beat my ass. and the security guards did. yes i believe the security guards should be in jail and migos didn't fight. but they should pay money to the man and Cardi B because her security. but he needs to pay a price aswell. she said no autograph. please state all facts. I'm still not team Cardi b

  • shaybytheway

    He was slightly tacky for the time and place. But I love that he loves his day 1 this much.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Violence is never the answer. Bodyguards should be disciplined to ignore fools like that guy.

  • Peace

    He does not love that Woman. They both crazy as hell. Making a scene at that event with that ghetto shit. If he loved that woman he would have wifed her up 20 years ago. She ride or die. Dumb ass.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Awwww..... Kindred?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Oh no you dinnn!???

  • Juliaquan C Spain

    All that bling around his neck you just now given her a rock......Well Deserve....

  • Alicia Montgomery

    Tacky all I can say. I feel like he wanted to upstage other people but he is not that kind of star to even garner attention like that

  • Solstice

    Yay girl!! Happy Early Birthday ?? Love!! I’m class One Nine-Nine Seven ??

  • Solstice

    That’s a really nice pic of you Tami!! You look very pretty!! One of these days I’ll show my pic ?

  • Vonda K

    Black man acknowledging his Beautiful Black woman on the world stage for all to see. I find no fault!

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    I think he did this because he saw all the love Gucci and Keisha get, for flaunting their fabulous married life.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    Lmao @ "20 years a sláve" ???.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Thanks boo!

  • TMW

    That’s what I feel like this was. Kesha gave 2 Chainz and ultimatum, and he had something to prove. Now let’s see if they actually make it down the aisle.

  • GoldenGloBeS

    Why marrry her when she ugly and all he going to do is cheat on her with hot ig thots and that smile make mw wanna punch her and be like wake the fuk up hos

  • http://www.NeCola.Mayvenn.com Chile_Pleeze

    wellllllllllll it does look like a church stain glass window .....

  • Yetunde

    ??????
    Well said. I love that this man is showing his wife love and respect. They’re raising a beautiful black family together.

  • Reina1718

    He's a thing of the past, that wont even keep him reevant.

  • Renee Bee

    Inspirational but savage. Lol. I see you, sis. (Chin nod)

  • Karen Brady

    thought they were married. Who cares.

  • Jussjess25

    Wait im yelling !!

  • kekeb

    That's what's up! I hope they're both happy

  • kekeb

    "I hate broke bitter bishes"
    ***

    @Pitty Patty
    U need to copyright that and turn it into a t shirt business!!! You'd sell out for sure (find me and give me 5% cause I still have student loans ??)

  • HelloToni

    Aweeee that's so sweet. I wish them the best.