Kanye West pulls out of MTV Video Music Awards… because Kim Kardashian can't attend
15:27 GMT, 6 September 2012
Kanye West has pulled out of the MTV Video Music Awards at the 11th hour.
The Gold Digger rapper, 35, cancelled his appearance after deciding he didn't want to attend tonight's ceremony in Los Angeles without his girlfriend Kim Kardashian by his side.
Inseparable: Kanye West has decided not to attend the MTV VMAs in Los Angeles tonight because his girlfriend Kim Kardashian can't be by his side
The reality star, 31, had a prior engagement at Fashion's Night Out in New York, where she will be promoting her True Reflection perfume at Lord & Taylor.
A source tells Mail Online: 'Kim's in New York for her fragrance launch and Kanye didn't want to go to the VMAs if she couldn't be there.'
Kayne's song Mercy featuring Pusha T, Big Sean & 2 Chainz is up for Best Hip-Hop Video and Best Editing. He was not scheduled to perform.
Busy schedule: The reality star, pictured here at the DuJour magazine launch in Manhattan yesterday, will remain in New York tonight to promote her new fragrance
Kanye famously made headlines at the Video Music Awards in 2009 when he interrupted Taylor Swift’s speech, after she won the award for Best Female Video, to insist Beyonce Knowles should have won.
Earlier this week, this year's host Kevin Hart threatened to put a seat-belt on Kanye so he didn't storm the stage again.
Kim and Kanye have been almost inseparable since they began dating six months and on The View yesterday she described him as her 'perfect match'.
She also revealed she's eager to start a family, saying she 'definitely' sees children in her future.