He’s good friends with the event’s chair Anna Wintour, and is arguably fashion’s number one fan.

But Kanye West was a notable absentee from Monday night’s 2017 Met Gala, choosing to stay at home with his two children North, three and Saint, one in Los Angeles while his wife Kim Kardashian walked the red carpet solo in NYC.

A report from The Sun claims Kanye deliberately snubbed the glitzy event, as he’s angry over un-airbrushed photos of his wife partying in Mexico, which emerged last week.Image result for KIM AND KOURTNEY IN MEXICO A friend reportedly told The Sun that the rapper is still fuming over his wife’s recent trip to Mexico to celebrate her sister Kourtney’s birthday, during which un-airbrushed photos of Kim in a bikini emerged:'Damaging her brand': A report claims Kanye deliberately snubbed the glitzy event, as he's angry over un-airbrushed photos of his wife partying in Mexico, which emerged last week‘Kanye has helped turned Kim into a fashion icon and he feels those pictures with Kourtney have made her look cheap, damaging her brand,’ the insider claims.

‘He’s angry with Kourtney for seemingly leading her on, as she clearly revelled in turning their session into a photoshoot. Their behaviour completely detracted from Kim’s current standing in the industry.’

The insider explained: ‘It had nothing to do with the Met Gala. It was more about the stress and pressure of a big red carpet. He just wasn’t quite there yet. Kanye has been doing okay. He’s made a lot of good progress and is in a much better place.’

They added: ‘He’s still very much enjoying his time off from public events. He’ll be staying back in LA with their kids [North and Saint]. Everything is great with him and Kim and he’s supportive of her going solo.’

Representatives for Kim and Kanye have been contacted by MailOnline for comment.