BET’s The Mane Event Really Was the Main Event, Breaking Ratings and Social Media Records For the Year

After seven years, trap royalty finally tied the knot.

Gucci Mane and Keyshia Ka’oir are many things: makeup moguls, Instagram influencers, investors, TV personalities, hip-hop royalty and stars of BET’s latest reality show, Gucci Mane and Keyshia Ka’oir: The Mane Event.

Now, they’re a married couple. The Mane Event kicked off with the live, televised wedding on Oct. 17, so fans could bear witness their extravagant ceremony through BET’s special. And 1.6 million viewers RSVP’d, making the premiere the no. 1 cable series premiere of the 2017-2018 season as of October, according to a press release. It also dominated social media, with 1.2 million social interactions across Twitter and Facebook for that night, with BET’s hashtag #TheWopsters trended at no. 1 worldwide on Twitter during the premiere.

Now that The Wopsters have said “I do,” BET’s 10-part docu-series will backtrack, detailing the extensive prep-work leading up to the power couple’s lavish labor of love, which The Huffington Post deemed “wedding of the year.”

One hundred of the couple’s closest friends received Swarovski crystal-studded invitations (each cost $1,000, in case you were curious). This A-list guest list included Rick Ross, Diddy, Lil’ Yachty, Rihanna, Solange, Pharrell, Selena Gomez, The Weeknd and more, according to TMZ.

On the show, Ka’oir asked her soon-to-be husband about the budget for their big day. “No budget,” replied Gucci. “Don’t never say the word ‘budget’ no mo.”

According to Page Six, the wedding cost around $2.1 million, but who can put a price on love?

In addition to The Mane Event, BET’s fall programming is performing especially well this month. The Rundown With Robin Thede premiered on Oct. 12 to critical acclaim, while the BET Hip Hop Awards rapped to the top of social the top of Nielsen Social Content Ratings’ Weekly Top Ten list for the week of Oct. 9.

Watch new episodes of The Mane Event Tuesdays at 10 p.m. Visit the site for behind-the-scenes footage and full episodes.

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