Paul McCartney Couldn't Get Into Tyga's GRAMMYs After-Party: Check Out the Rapper's Response
By Antoinette Bueno
It appears Sir Paul McCartney might not have been "snubbed" after all -- at least not according to a rep for Argyle nightclub in Hollywood who told ET that the whole embarrassing affair was simply a misunderstanding.
According to the rep, when the 21-time GRAMMY winner showed up, accompanied by Beck and Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, they tried to enter the venue through a side door but were denied entry because it was an exit door that is supposed to remain closed at all times.
When a security guard answered the knock, the 73-year-old music icon apparently asked, "Is this the Mark Ronson party?" The rep said that the three artists left when they were informed it was not.
Looks like the legendary Paul McCartney wasn't VIP enough for Tyga's GRAMMYs after-party on Monday night.
The 73-year-old music icon was turned away from the rapper's bash at the Argyle nightclub in Hollywood, when he showed up with fellow musicians Beck, and Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins. He was later spotted at the Republic Records GRAMMY after-party alongside actor Woody Harrelson and Beck at Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails in Los Angeles, where he presumably had no trouble getting in. Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez, and Lorde joined him at the star-studded party.
McCartney's wife, Nancy Shevell, was also at the Republic Records bash, holding hands with her husband.
"Paul McCartney literally danced the night away with his wife, Nancy. So adorable," a source tells ET. "And he was surrounded by Beck, Woody Harrelson and Taylor Hawkins. The song that got him up dancing was 'FourFiveSeconds.'"
In a video posted by TMZ, McCartney appeared to take his stunning rejection at Tyga's party in stride. "How VIP do we gotta get?" McCartney joked as he's turned away at the door by security. "We need another hit, guys. Work on it!"
Tyga tweeted about the incident on Tuesday, and denied he rejected the former Beatle.
"Why would I deny @PaulMcCartney stop it. He's a legend," the 26-year-old rapper tweeted. "I don't control the door. I had no knowledge SIR PAUL was there. I just performed and left."
One person who did get in to Tyga's big bash? Actor/rapper Bow Wow, who gave his own thoughts on the McCartney slight.
"Maybe it's the fact that we're younger than Paul," Bow Wow says in a video posted by TMZ, in which he himself is stunned when he learns security turned away McCartney. "It's a new generation, and we really club, and we really go out. Like, we go to Argyle, this is a spot we go to. We're familiar faces, they know us."