Kanye West opted to skip Sunday night's (Feb. 12) 59th Annual Grammy Awards, and was instead spotted on the opposite coast, sporting a new platinum blond hair style in New York City. The new color is showcased in a series of photographs included in the above gallery.

In early December, Kanye made his first public appearance following news of a hospitalization, attending a Rick Owens furniture exhibition with a freshly dyed scalp. The yellow hue was a dramatic change in aesthetic for a rapper who has spent the majority of his career at the forefront of hip-hop style. A few weeks later, Kanye was seen with pink accents in his hair as well. The new colors in Kanye’s fade were a call-back of sorts to a previous era of ‘Ye, when bright lights and neon ruled.

In the new photos, Kanye has lost the pink and goes for an early Eminem peroxide in the bathroom sink look. Without any word from Kanye himself, it isn’t clear whether the style change corresponds with any piece of work, a futuristic look perhaps for Turbo Grafx 16, or if it is purely a personal choice.

Kanye and his 2016 release The Life of Pablo were shut out at the Grammys, losing Best Rap Album to Chance The Rapper's Coloring Book and Best Rap Song to Drake's "Hotline Bling." Check out Kanye's newly dyed dome in the gallery up above.

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