Whether the father of two's fresh look was in preparation for the GRAMMYs is still unclear.
"Kanye, it's probably going to be a question of -- if it will happen, it will or won't happen closer to the show," GRAMMY producer Ken Erlich told ET earlier this month, despite his eight nominations this year.
"We've worked with Kanye many numbers of times ... Some of his greatest performances have been on the GRAMMYs. I would sure love to see him in the house," he said.