A media pack descended on Perth airport today to await the arrival of arguably the most-talked about celebrity couple in the world.
But instead of touching down with a big entourage, Kanye West instead slipped through almost unnoticed and his wife Kim Kardashian and daughter North were nowhere to be seen.
The rapper arrived solo around 3pm on a Singapore Airlines flight and was seen walking towards Customs before being led through a side door to avoid media and fans.
West was dressed in a black hooded jumper and dark trousers, according to a woman who saw him as he came off his flight.
Christine Tyrer, who works in the duty-free store before Customs, said she was surprised that West was travelling on his own.
“He was on his own and no one knew who he was until he was right up close,” Ms Tyrer told The West Australian.
“He came off a regular flight on his own.
“I was surprised because I thought he would be tall, but he was quite short.”
The rapper was whisked away in a black Mercedes and is said to be staying at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Perth CBD.
Among the handful of West fans waiting to see the rapper was Ben Dunthorne, who researched airport flight details to determine when the star would land in Perth.
The 19-year-old events management student from Joondalup waited more than three hours to see the star so he could "get a photo with him and have a chat".
While Kardashian was still believed to be in London, it is expected she will join her husband in Australia soon after letting slip she was headed Down Under.
“He (Kanye) came out here with me (to the UK) and then after this we go to Australia, so it’s fun that he can be on tour and I can do promoting for my clothing line, Kardashian Kollection,” she told London breakfast radio host Nick Grimshaw.
“It’s cool to bring him into my world when we’re out here, and show him what I’m doing and I can go to Australia and go on tour with him.”
However, it is still unknown if Kardashian will arrive in Perth in time for the first stop on West’s Yeezus Australian tour tomorrow night at Perth Arena or skip WA and join him later on.
This afternoon she indicated she was still in London in a Twitter post spruiking her iPhone game.
“Who is in London Town with me?” the tweet said.
Kardashian is due in Sydney on September 13 for an in-store appearance at Westfield Parramatta to promote her clothing line.