*Beyonce could barely work the red carpet at Monday’s Costume Institute Gala Benefit in New York.

The 29-year-old singer was decked in a tight-fitting, black Emilio Pucci gown with gold detailing, and needed some assistance after nearly tripping up the stairs of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where the event was held.

Her husband Jay-Z and a friend had to literally carry her up the steps to the venue.