Kanye West was reported to have skipped an appearance on Friday night’s edition of ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’, where the rapper was expected to take part in the show’s famous ‘Mean Tweets’ segment. But while some reported the ‘Only One’ rapper’s no-show as a simple case of Kanye being Kanye, it seems the real story is a lot more reasonable.

Kanye WestKanye was expected to appear on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on Friday

After the rapper’s absence was heavily reported on, a rep for West told E! Online, "He was never confirmed to be on the show. We took extraordinary steps and worked directly with the show to try to make it happen.”

"Logistics were insurmountable. We have a great and longstanding relationship with the show and we will be back on soon,” the rep added.

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Host Kimmel had initially told E! he wasn't sure if Kanye had even been officially asked to participate in the show and also joked, "Maybe we'll run it by Kim [Kardashian] first. She seems more relaxed with that sort of thing."

Kanye’s absence from the show was announced to the Austin crowd on Friday by Kimmel who said, "Willie Nelson will be here in studio with us. Kanye West was supposed to be here, too but he canceled -- or maybe he's planning to jump on stage unexpectedly to interrupt Willie."

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"So if you do not like Kanye West, make sure to tune in Friday night to not see him,” the host joked.

‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ had been coming all week from the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. Guests have included a dress wearing Bill Murray, Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey and 'Seinfeld' actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus.