Why Kanye West and Jay-Z Skipped The Grammys
Two of the biggest names in music didn't show up to win.
Where are you Yeezy?
Jay-Z and Kanye West where noticeably absent from the 54th Grammy Awards on Sunday, leaving many to ask just where they were and why they weren't there.
Well, the most recent reports on Kanye say that he is out scouting locations for a movie he hopes to be shooting in the Middle East.
According to the Guardian, West and his team are currently in talks with officials and production teams in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Qatar to shoot a follow up to his 2010 film Runaway.
"There are a lot of preconceived notions and stereotypes about Emiratis and Qataris, which westerners often play up," a source tells the paper. "West is proposing to 'bridge the cultural divide' and 'highlight the culture accurately.' He may even cast some of the region's royalty: several local sheikhs 'appreciate celebrity notoriety'."
As for the Jiggaman, unless you moved into a cave, you'd know he just recently became a father for the first time and might be busy spending precious moments with his newborn daughter Blue Ivy. While he and Beyonce made their first public appearance since the birth at Jay-Z's Carnegie Hall concert, it's not too much to assume that he may be skipping out on a few events this year. The proud couple just released the first baby pictures on the net this past Friday.