It was previously reported by London's Daily Mail, that rapper/producer Kanye West, skipped out on attending the VMAs because his love Kim Kardashian wouldn't be able to attend, due to the fact that she was busy promoting her new perfume at Fashion's Night Out in New York City.  However according to Kanye's representatives, this isn't true.  

Kanye simply didn't attend the VMAs because he never intended to go in the first place.  Even though he and Taylor Swift have long since squashed their beef over Kanye storming the stage during her 2009 acceptance speech for the Best Female Video award, it would have been interesting to see them at the same VMAs again.