Credit: Splash News Photo: Kanye West Meets Jay Z at the Mercer Hotel on January 3, 2011

Kanye West racked up three Grammys before the show even started, but the iconic rapper was nowhere to be found in the Staples Center on Sunday. After Kanye won his fourth Grammy of the evening — for his single “Otis,” in collaboration with Jay-Z off their album, Watch the Trone — Twitter was ablaze with speculation (and jokes) as to why Yeezy couldn’t be there. So, why wasn’t Kanye in the Grammy audience?

The answer is: No one really knows. The best informed guess is that the fashion-obsessed rapper is skipping out on the Grammys to attend New York Fashion Week. Kanye has his own fashion line and is reportedly busy working on the line in preparation for his return to Paris Fashion Week in March. Kanye was last spotted onstage in Sydney, Australia, performing as part of the annual Big Day Out festival.

If you ask us, we hope Kanye is somewhere holed up with Beyonce and Jay-Z, cooing at Blue Ivy Carter.

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Credit: YouTube Photo: Kanye West Interrupts Taylor Swift's VMA Win