Alex Rodriguez & Kylie Jenner talked about lipstick & Game of Thrones at the Met Gala


Lord knows I’m not a fan of Alex Rodriguez, but I actually enjoyed this halfway tongue-in-cheek “Where Are They Now?” Sports Illustrated cover story. The idea was “what is A-Rod doing post-retirement?” but of course everybody already knows. If anything, he’s more famous now that he’s retired from baseball. He’s engaged to Jennifer Lopez, he’s still got a million sponsors and contracts, he does commentary for Fox Sports and ESPN, and he’s rehabilitated his image completely. A-Rod’s SI cover story is getting attention for many different reasons, but the weirdest headline from it was an off-hand remark about the Met Gala. The SI reporter was following him around for days & weeks, and A-Rod is described as still feeling the buzz from the Met Gala the day after. This is what he said:

Rodriguez is still buzzing from last night’s Met Gala, to which he wore a different dinner jacket, this one pink. “We had a great table,” he says. “The black guy from The Wire—Idris Elba, yeah, and his new wife. Some famous singer next to me, I don’t know what her name is. Versace—Donatella. We had Kylie and Kendall. And we had an Asian gentleman from Rich Asians, the lead. Kylie was talking about Instagram and her lipstick, and how rich she is.”

[From Sports Illustrated]

I’m slightly offended that he didn’t know Henry Golding’s name, because Golding is super-charming and I bet they would have had a nice time talking to each other. But what got people’s attention was “Kylie was talking about Instagram and her lipstick, and how rich she is.” That seems utterly believeable and utterly on-brand. I would assume that Kylie Jenner only talks about social media, lipstick and money wherever she goes. But Kylie said no, they actually talked about Game of Thrones:

To which A-Rod replied:

So… now we know what Alex Rodriguez and Kylie Jenner were talking about at the Met Gala. What in the world did Henry Golding have to say to these people? Poor Henry Golding, I’d like him to chime in on this conversation.

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  1. Jem says:

    That black guy from The Wire?!

    • elimaeby says:

      I KNOW! I almost did a spit-take on my coffee when I read that. Shame on you, A-Rod! Idris is an international treasure!

      Side note: I am not allowed to talk to my boyfriend about Idris at the moment because I tend to get a little too excitable (you know what I mean), and he’s currently re-watching The Wire. He told me it’s distracting to think that his girl is obsessed with him every time he’s on-screen. I let him know that it’s okay; everyone’s girl is obsessed with Idris.

    • snazzy says:

      An Asian Gentlemen from Rich Asians?! Dude you’re at a table with these people and you don’t ask their names?

      • Skwinkee says:

        No he only knows by colour ethnicity. *insert massive eyeroll*

        To be fair I would be saying ummm that creepy perv that is currently carrying JLos purse, about him.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        “To be fair I would be saying ummm that creepy perv that is currently carrying JLos purse, about him.”



    • Kebbie says:

      Lol Seriously

      Somebody needs to tell Alex where he falls in the Hollywood food chain because he doesn’t seem to know.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      seriously. not only kind of racist, but there were A LOT OF BLACK GUYS ON THE WIRE.

      ETA: and “an Asian gentleman”? WTF?

      SMDH. do better, A-Roid.

      • ReginaGeorge says:

        It can be perceived as racist, but in his case it’s more like just ignorant. ARod wasn’t raised in NYC, (though he was born here) but he’s spent enough time out here. It’s an NYC thing. Due to the variety in the city, that’s how most of us in general describe each other. Especially us Latinos from DR, PR, etc who’s own family members tend to run the gamut of shades. Everyone I know from all races/ethnicities has talked like that and one point or another. But it is rather rude and disrespectful. These aren’t just random people on the street or faces in the crowd at Yankee Stadium, these are celebs and if he sat with them at a table perhaps he should have tried to remember their names. Smh. A Rod has always been known as more of a dumb jock womanizing cheater more than anything else so none of this surprises me.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        it can be perceived as racist because it IS racist. he’s basically reducing a fantastic actor and good person to “the black guy” on a show. he could have said “THE GUY from The Wire and Luther” and we would have known who he meant.

        I mean, I understand your point about families and different skin shades…there are some times when it’s the easiest way to differentiate between two people, and it’s NOT racist. but it ain’t the only way. example: my brother, when he was very young, was playing with two other little boys in the park, one white, one black. he told my mother at one point, “that boy has a cool truck!” she said “which one?”…he looked at them, trying to figure out how to differentiate, and you know what he said? “the one with the red socks”.

    • Jamie says:

      I know, right?!! Nearly the entire cast of that show is black. LOL
      Damn, Alex.

    • Alyse says:

      I assume he was so threatened by the general charm and amazingness of Idris & Henry, that this is his ‘alpha male’ way of trying to belittle them.

      Jokes on him, Henry and Idris are both 10/10 in every way!

  2. S says:

    Are people really focusing on his Kylie Jenner comment when he also said “that black guy from The Wire” and “an Asian gentleman from Rich Asians”. Wtf?!?

    • lisa says:

      The racial categorizing is what hit me straight away. Just shows what he focuses on first in a person. Jennifer is either blinded by something or she likes the shallow end of the pool a lot. Because she swims there all the time.

  3. Alexandria says:

    He sounds so self-absorbed here with his bad memory of small talk topic and people’s names.

  4. Karen2 says:

    He’s a sportsman. qed. I’d love to know if Kylie knew who she was sitting with. & man. they must all have seemed so old to her.

  5. Valiantly Varnished says:

    The black guy from The Wire?! You mean Idris f-cking Elba?!

    PS – there were MULTIPLE black guys on The Wire A-Rod. You know his ex described him as not being very bright and his comments here kind of prove her point.

  6. Jb says:

    Imagine being at this table and Arod and Kylie thinking they’re the top dog at the table. I’m hoping Henry and Idris were laughing together knowingly and Donatella was smoking and thinking why she got sat next to a Kartrashian

  7. Lenn says:

    So odd to describe the people at your table by race. He comes across as shallow and ignorant.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      “He comes across as shallow and ignorant.”

      because he is. he’s also a cheater (on and off the field) and a poor sportsman.

  8. Lila says:

    😂I’m sure they talked about both. Kylie probably wanted to get Cersei a lip kit and hair extensions, stat. It’s hard to imagine any of the K Klan having something interesting to say, but then A-Rod isn’t exactly a brain surgeon himself, so it was probably the other people at the table that were bored.

  9. Oliviajoy1995 says:

    A-Rod has always seemed like a neanderthal to me.

  10. annie says:

    It’s really surprising the amount of cattiness directed at Kylie here in the comments section because he obviously misrepresented their conversation and made her sound crass. Honestly, the most egregious thing he said apart from identifying Idris as “that black guy from The Wire” or calling Henry Goulding an “Asian gentleman” is what he shared about the conversation he had with Kylie because he was lying about her and making her sound like an idiot.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      What are you talking about, I barely see comments about Kylie, much less a large amount being catty? Unless a significant number of comments were deleted, barely any of them even mention Kylie. The vast majority of the comments are correctly focus on his racial comments.

  11. Morrissey says:

    Who was the ‘famous singer”? Can A Rod please go on ‘Under A Rock With Tig Notaro” and have his ego cut down to size?