Where you at Zayn?! Rumors flooded the internet that the singer would be hitting last night's VMAs and even possibly doing a solo performance, but those turned out to be false. So where exactly was Zayn while Miley was attempting to host and Kanye was resting on Kim? Here are our best guesses.

At home on his couch watching Kanye watch the awards:
It's pretty indisputable that one of the best parts of last night was watching Kanye watch the awards. From taking a much needed snooze to dancing during The Weeknd's fire performance of "Can't Feel My Face," the audience cam was often times much more entertaining than the actual show.

Avoiding Taylor Swift:
Zayn got in a heated Twitter feud with the VMA nominee's boyfriend Calvin Harris over Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus. With Taylor's whole squad in attendance, maybe he was just trying to avoid any awkward run-ins. 

Hanging out with his rumored new girlfriend:
With his engagement to Little Mix's Perrie Edwards over, the singer is ready to meet someone new. Enter Burberry model Neelam Gill. The 20-year-old model headed to L.A. over the weekend where Zayn lives, leaving everyone to speculate that the two are hanging out. Not a shabby way to spend a Sunday night.

 

A photo posted by NEELAM GILL (@neelamkg) on Aug 30, 2015 at 3:01am PDT

 

Plotting a collaboration with Justin Bieber like the good old days now that he is no longer just a #tbt:
Justin's performance of "Where Are Ü Now" and new single "What Do You Mean" found the singer return to the VMAs stage for the first time in five years as he brought back his signature dancing and Skrillex- produced songs to the live show. The moment was made all the more memorable when the singer broke down after his performance. Whether he was sobbing because he was happy people liked him again or because Selena was looking beautiful in the front row, we'll never know.

 

throwback tuesday

A photo posted by niazkilam (@zaynmalik) on Aug 25, 2015 at 7:23am PDT

 

Writing a whole new solo album dedicated to the fire that was Nicki Minaj at last night's VMAs:
From her outfit, to her show-slaying opening performance to her acceptance speech for "Anaconda" to her very real moment when she called out host Miley on stage, Nicki straight-out dominated the VMAs. If Zayn was looking for some no barred-inspiration for his new solo venture, there is no better place to start than Nicki Minaj.

 

Lol tonight was such a great time. Love u guys. 😘

A video posted by Nicki Minaj (@nickiminaj) on Aug 30, 2015 at 9:11pm PDT