Yep, Kanye pulled out of the awards show, in Los Angeles, at the last minute because his girlfriend, Kim K., had prior engagements in New York City.
We bet we know someone who isn't complaining...ahem, Taylor Swift!
Kim and Kanye decided to stay in NYC, he's doing his fashion thing and she's promoting her new fragrance.
We can't believe the fame loving couple didn't want to take advantage of the media frenzy and coverage at the VMAs!
Are you surprised the couple didn't go to the awards show?!
Watch the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards HERE!