Paul McCartney denied at Tyga’s after party: ‘How VIP do we gotta get?’


What is the most exclusive party after the Grammy’s? How about the one that denies Sir Paul McCartney access. And who would host such a party? Tyga. Monday night, after the Grammy’s, Macca, Woody Harrelson, Beck and Taylor Hawkins, the drummer from the Foo Fighters, attempted to gain entry to the Tyga-hosted party at The Argyle. They were denied entrance supposedly due to a door man who did not recognize Sir Paul. Paul tried a second time while a bevy of witnesses attempt to explain to the bouncer who this kindly, older gentleman with the super-dope accent was. Managers from the club were consulted and they STILL sent Paul and his crew packing:

As one of the most successful songwriters of all time, Sir Paul McCartney has been invited to some of the world’s greatest-ever parties.

But it appeared the Beatles legend didn’t have the showbiz credentials needed to gain entry to a Grammy Awards after-party at Argyle nightclub in Hollywood on Monday evening.
As reported by TMZ, the 73-year-old and his wife, Nancy Shevell, were twice turned away the event, hosted by 26-year-old rapper Tyga, after a bouncer failed to recognise who he was.

It’s unclear if McCartney and his posse weren’t hip enough for the party thrown by Tyga. When the host emerged later, he told a TMZ reporter that McCartney was a “legend” but declined to say whether he’d apologize to McCartney.

[From The Daily Mail and NY Daily News]

In the video (posted below), Paul jokes, “How VIP do we gotta get? We need another hit.” Keep the dream alive, boys! They all seem to find the humor in the situation; I guess when you split over 30 Grammys between you, you can shrug off this sort of thing. Not ones to sit around and lick their unworthy-of-Tyga wounds, the group skipped over to Republic Records party at Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails where, mercifully, someone took pity on them and let them in. They spent the rest of the evening telling the best “you will never believe what just happened to me” story of the night.

Did Tyga actually turn them away? Yesterday he tweetedWhy would I deny @PaulMcCartney stop it. He’s a legend.” Maybe Kayne took a break from one of his Twitter rants to remind Tyga that he and Paul had been nominated for a Grammy that night because Tyga doubled-down with a tweet saying he didn’t control the door and didn’t know Sir Paul was there. I think Paul et al have likely banked enough hours on the party circuit to get into an after party, don’t you?



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  1. na na says:

    It’s just a tyga party… really nothing to get upset over. they handled it pretty well by not going all “do you know who I am?!”

    • Ravensdaughter says:

      Exactly…they just went to another, probably BETTER party!

      • Dana m says:


        Exactly! Even if I WAS a vip and had access to Tyga’s party, I would not go. It would be my last choice. I’d much rather attend Lionel Ritchie’s party!

    • enuff said says:

      I’m going with the belief that Sir Paul did not know it was Tyga’s after party…because why…just why ?!!

  2. LAK says:

    It’s always the way.

    At least it wasn’t like the old days when young musicians went out of their way to diss the old guard and we’re proud to do so, no matter who or how legendary the old guard were.

    • lkaye says:

      So true. Also, how dumb do you have to be to not know who the man is, no matter how old you are. There are just certain things everyone knows, no matter how old they are. Makes me sad.

      • Chrissy says:

        I’m glad Paul made a joke of it. He seems to have a much lighter personality. Now it it were John, Tyga might be a headline today.

  3. Naya says:

    Why on Gods earth would Paul McCartney (or anybody at all) want to attend Tygas party??

  4. Mia V. says:

    I’ve read on Dlisted they actually mistaked the place and after finding out, went to the right party.

    • Dr. Funkenstein says:

      This sounds a lot more likely to me than Sir Paul going out of his way to attend a bash held by a nothing artist.

  5. Louise177 says:

    The question is why would go to Tyga’s party? I don’t think he should get the blame. The bouncer is the one who wouldn’t let him in. I seriously doubt that Tyga told everybody don’t let Paul in.

  6. Krista says:

    Paul McCartney is prett much the only person in the world who can say “Don’t you know who I am?” and we will all be okay with it.

    • Mia4s says:

      Exactly. But he doesn’t say it. Which is why he’s a legend and so many of the others are pretenders.

      The real story is apparently that they were at the wrong spot. Not as funny but more likely.

      • lower-case deb says:

        what if he wasn’t turned down,
        got into the party, mingled, and suddenly realized: Hang On A Minute…

        what a story it would also be. did he then stay (“wow this crowd is actually okay!”), did he leave quietly (“hope no one sees me exiting here… i wouldn’t hear the end of it”), leaves quickly and loudly (“not my fault! not my fault!”), or actually stayed, offered everyone a ride home, and then threw an impromptu after-after party for the stragglers still alive.

        how fun would that be?

        and being a Beatle, he knows all about party, surely!

      • Anne tommy says:

        McCartney is an amazingly grounded and seemingly normal man given the extraordinary level of fame he has had all his adult life. I recall an interview in a Uk paper not long ago where as the Journalist was leaving, Sir Paul gave him some sandwiches wrapped up for the trip. Tyga isn’t fit to tie Paul’s shoelaces.

    • V4Real says:

      No he can’t. No celeb should use that line.

      But I would buy that he was at the wrong party . That guard did him a favor. Why go to a Tyga party? It would make sense if it was a party hosted by Kanye or Rihanna but Tyga. I don’t think Kanye was even there. He was at home stewing over the Taylor Swift speech.

  7. Snowflake says:

    Wow, that’s crazy!!! Beck can chill at my place ;-)

  8. Adrien says:

    Beck does not strike me as a party goer. He looks bewildered. Maybe the doorman thought he was Michael Cera and said, “Nope”! Why are these legends crashing after parties? And at Tyga’s party? I’m disappointed they know Tyga. Isn’t he broke to be throwing parties? And Mark Ronson was there too. And Dencia, Manika and Z Lala were allowed to get in. I made that up. I’m laughing but at the same time I’m upset. How many after parties were there anyway?

    • V4Real says:

      Kylie paid for it. LOL..

      Usually the club owners are responsible for the parties. They just get celebrities to host it with the promise of getting more celebrities to attend.

  9. Neelyo says:

    Being turned away from a Tyga party should be worn as a badge of honor.

    • Tiffany says:

      Beat me to it.

      Also, Paul, Beck, Taylor, Woody. That is a crew I will roll a joint with. And also drink. And it time permits, talk to.

  10. Nancy says:

    The apology and/or denial tweets are so funny to me. To know you are the news for not letting a former Beatle in your party, lol, the one person who could validate you…hysterical. Poor Tyga is a couple quarters short of a load at the corner laundry mat.

  11. ds says:

    Hahahaha why would they even want to go there???

  12. cannibell says:

    File under: Dodged Bullets.
    See also: Parties I Cannot Imagine Wanting to Attend; What Color is your Stupid?

  13. Patricia says:

    Sir Paul is always an absolute gentlemen. And I hate to defend Tyga (because he’s Tyga, basically) but he probably didn’t know this was happening at the door of his party.

    How is Tyga even hosting a party though? Isn’t he broke? It must be a huge expense.

    • Pandy says:

      Tyga (can’t believe I’m typing that silly name) was paid to be there as his Twitter claims he performed. Best part of the DM coverage is the chart outlining vital stats of the two. Funny.

    • Jwoolman says:

      Yes, hosting a party in the celeb universe today just means that the celeb is hired to be a draw or incidentally provide publicity for the club. Tyga actually had to sing for his supper, but the Kardashian Krew often hosts such parties with nothing expected but being there and visible and taking pics with the partygoers. They don’t even have to get drunk, Kim always said she just eats a meal with no alcohol usually. She’s not a drunkard, er, drinker like Khloe and Kris.

  14. Bridget says:

    Hahahaha! And Paul played it off like a very good sport. I hate the TMZ cameraman though.

  15. Amy Tennant says:

    It makes more sense that they were at the wrong party (not more sense that an A-lister would be turned away from a D-list shindig, but that he would intend to go anyway). When I read the headline I thought, “We are really in the end times, aren’t we?”

  16. kri says:

    that header makes me feel like I fell down a rabbit hole.

  17. SusieQ says:

    What kind of a world are we living in when Tyga throws the biggest after party and Paul McCartney is denied entrance?

  18. Eleonor says:

    We should see the other side of things: the doorman didn’t let Paul Mc Cartney enter at Tyga’s party, because it was a Tyga’s party.

  19. The Original G says:

    Two years from now, you won’t even remember who Tyga was.

  20. Jane Asher says:

    Why would Paul want to attend?

  21. Miss M says:

    Going to a Tyga party and getting denied?! I don’t even know what to make of it. I think they went to the wrong party too.
    The bouncer probably believes the “documentary” that the real Paul is dead. 😂😂😂😂

  22. Murphy says:

    Yeah he went to the wrong party by accident and thus wasn’t on the list….but if Paul McCartney shows up your house at 3am on a Tuesday…YOU LET HIM IN.

    • Amy Tennant says:

      Regardless of whether there’s even a party! You make a party happen for Sir Paul!

      His comment about “how VIP do you have to get” would be so annoying if most people said it, but I’ll give Paul a pass. He knows his place!

  23. Leah says:

    The weirdest thing about this story is why on earth would McCartney want to go to Tygas party???
    Then i read that McCartney was trying to go to Mark Ronsons party and went to the wrong club. You can actually hear him asking for Mark Ronson in that video.

  24. Eggland's worst says:

    Not to sound pessimistic or conspiratorial, but how many people who had no idea Tyga existed know, at least, his name now?

    • Katie says:

      He needed to hook up with a Kardashian to be widely known. The only 2 men in their lives I knew about already was Kayne West and Bruce Jenner now Caitlin. And how many younger people who 1st watch their show even realized that Bruce Jenner/Caitlin was once an Olympic champion?

  25. funcakes says:

    I don’t understand why Paul would even want to go. The stench of soon to be has beens would be to overwhelming for me.
    Paul is the main motherf*cker in charge,therefore they should be coming to him begging to attend my party.

    My God I’m 49 and the thought of standing around having to make small talk with likes of Taylor Swift, Johnny Depp and Justin Beiber makes me want to vomit in my mouth .
    I would grab Adele and Alabama Shakes, go to a diner breakfast and take them back to my house to binge watch Netflix.
    And crank call LeAnn Rimes.

  26. Kitten says:

    I can’t stand The Beatles but Paul McCartney is f*cking awesome.

    • stinky says:

      Do him a favor…. Open the door … and let him inn ;-)

    • stinky says:

      Kitten, are you sure you meant to say no to the Beatles but yes to Paul (??) That’s wild cuz im the exact opposite.

      • Jayna says:

        Well, I’m a Beatles girl first, except some of their earlier music, and I love Lennon and McCartney equally in The Beatles. Brilliant songwriting team together and apart in The Beatles, and also love George’s work. But as far as favorite Beatle in solo work, it’s Paul. They all put out some great songs, but never a discography matching their Beatles output.

        But I love Paul for all of his amazing melodies and diverse singing ability and the two albums Ram (so underrated and the first indie album) and Band on the Run.

        It’s become fashionable to bash McCartney and hold Lennon up as the beacon of musical genius of all the ex-Beatles and the cool one. That is totally unfair, and I refuse to jump on that bandwagon. Lennon wrote some of my favorite post-Beatle songs, but McCartney is a musical genius as far as I’m concerned, and he isn’t all sap, as many like to portray, even though he can be sappy at times.

      • stinky says:

        ya, I have a soft spot for ‘Ram’ as well (thanx to my big sis who made sure to have all the good stuff on hand for me to mess with)

      • Amy Tennant says:

        George was my favorite Beatle, but my second favorite Wilbury.

      • Kitten says:

        What Jayna said is why I love him.

      • Jwoolman says:

        Lennon was a gifted poet and wrote wonderful and unique lyrics in his prime, but the musical genius was Paul. They made a great team, but Paul still wrote wonderful melodies on his own.

    • spidey says:

      But have you heard him sing lately?

  27. NewWester says:

    The sweatshirt with a scene from “Titanic” that Tyga is wearing pretty well sums up the way his career, relationship with the Kardadashians is going.
    A disaster and sinking fast

  28. thaisajs says:

    I don’t understand why Paul would want to go. But I’m just finding it amazing that Paul McCartney was hanging out with Beck and Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters. I just don’t see them being friends, but love that they are.

  29. Jayna says:

    Tyga is a nobody. Why would Tyga’s name be on any after-Grammys party ?

  30. FingerBinger says:

    Paul McCartney should be thankful he did get in. You shouldn’t want to be at a party of somebody calling himself T-Raww.

  31. me says:

    Well someone did their job. When a club is at full capacity you’re not allowed to let anyone else in, no matter how famous they are. Please safety should always come first.

  32. buzz says:

    If Tyga wan’t dating Kylie no one would know him. Seems to have a lot of freedom for his time given he has a child he should be raising. How convenient for him that someone else is doing all the work.

  33. serena says:

    Why would they want to go to a Tyga event to start with? They really don’t need it. It’s insane.

  34. SKF says:

    Sounds like the stupidest club managers and bouncers possible. Get out of the business morons!

  35. G says:

    I knew as soon as I read it, only a Kardashian/West/Jenner relation would do something so stupid. Knew it!

  36. brincalhona says:

    I hid behind my hands with embarrassment when I read that he said that. A 70-something, working-class Scouser shouldn’t be saying stuff like that.