Beyoncé and Jay-Z actually did win two MTV VMA awards last night.

Unlike fellow nominees-who-skipped Taylor Swift or Justin Bieber and
Selena Gomez . They were also up for Video of the Year, the biggest
nomination an artist can get.

But the power couple chose not to attend the New York ceremony,
despite being awarded Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction
for "APES**T." Their reasoning may have less to do with snubbing
MTV as much as it has to do with scheduling. Beyoncé and Jay-Z are
in the middle of the U.S. leg of their On the Run II tour. They play in
Columbia, South Carolina tonight after playing in Buffalo, New York on

If they had been in the city for the award ceremony, they would have
had to fly a little less than two and a half hours to make it to South
Carolina. It's a tight squeeze—and one that makes attending an
award show that goes late into the night on Monday a hard ask, even
if the Carters were winning Video of the Year...and especially if not.