EDM titans Skrillex , Diplo , A-Trak  and Armand Van Helden  (of Duck Sauce ) hit the Grammys together in full force last night, representing electronic music's massive 2011 takeover. But while Skrillex was raking in the awards as DJ/producers David Guetta  and Deadmau5  performed on a banner night for dance music, the wub-master's stage absence felt a little puzzling.
Speaking with Billboard, the "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites" DJ revealed that although he was offered a performance, time constraints pressured him to turn it down.
"I'm leaving for tour tomorrow and there wasn't enough time for what I wanted to do, prepare," revealed Skrillex. "This wasn't enough time for me to where I felt it fit in right." When asked what he was up to during the Grammys, he responded, "Just chillin'."
"I feel like when you do a performance here, you want to be able to watch it in 10 years and be like, 'I did this,'" agreed A-trak.
"Maybe next time we'll all do some 'wickity-wickity,'" joked Skrillex, vocalizing a record scratch.
Last night was a huge one for Skrillex, as the 24 year-old walked away with three Grammys, including Best Electronic/Dance Album, and was pranked by fellow DJ Deadmau5. The mouse-masked Canadian sported a t-shirt with Skrillex's personal cell phone number with a caption that read "u mad bro?" Judging by his wins and playful responses on Twitter, he didn't seem so.
Reporting by Keith Caulfield ( @keith_caulfield ) in Los Angeles. Watch more of his interviews on the red carpet below:
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