Madison Square Garden won’t give Emily Ratajkowski any more free tickets

If you got courtside or VIP tickets for free to some big sporting event, would you go? And if you went, would you stay for the entire game? While I rarely watch basketball, if I was given free courtside tickets, I would stay until the very end, especially if it was an exciting game at Madison Square Garden. Even if it’s a boring game, you can still people-watch and again, the tickets were free. Well, Emily Ratajkowski is in trouble over all of this. She was given comped tickets, alongside Irina Shayk, to watch the Knicks last month in courtside seats. Emily and Irina attended the game but they left before it ended, in what was a really exciting nail-biter. Now Emily has asked for comped tickets to the Rangers game at MSG, only they denied her.

She’s getting Knicks’d from the VIP list! Don’t look for supermodel Emily Ratajkowski on “Celebrity Row” at Madison Square Garden anytime soon. Sources exclusively told Page Six that after Emrata and her fellow model pal, Irina Shayk, exited a nail-biter Knicks victory with a couple minutes to go, Ratajkowski subsequently put in for Rangers tickets at MSG — but didn’t get the coveted comped seats. The top model is still welcome at MSG, as long as she buys tickets like any paying customer.

Sources previously told Page Six that the fetching, fair-weather fans left their courtside seats with mere minutes ticking down in the game on Nov. 24 as the Knicks roared back from a 21-point hole to beat the Heat 100-98. It was considered to be the best game of the season so far.

An MSG spokesperson told us on Monday when we reached out to ask about Ratajkowski’s alleged recent Rangers ticket request: “Emily was not offered comped tickets for the Rangers,” after leaving the Knicks game early. But, “she was offered, and is welcome, to buy great seats any time.”

Sources stressed the star is still welcome to buy seats. Floor seats for games can go for thousands, and the many stars who flock to the Garden usually get the VIP spots comped.

Shayk posted pics from the evening — mostly of her and Ratajkowski modeling their outfits — including on a forklift located in the bowels of the Garden. During the game, the jumbotron had showed them sitting center court as the models laughed and waved.

A rep for Ratajkowski did not comment. But a source told us that, “Emily was unaware of any issue, given that she and Irina left the game early due to a childcare issue at home.” However, other sources told us that the pair must’ve stopped to pose for the backstage pics at MSG as they left the game, since they’d allegedly only have access to that area when they exited the venue. A different source said the pics were taken at halftime.

When Emrata and Shayk left the Knicks game together with minutes left, a source told us at the time, “They left early! I mean, people notice when the two of them walk out together.” The insider added: “That was a big game against Miami.”

[From Page Six]

I get it and I think MSG is fine for doing this – it’s not like Emily is being banned from the venue, nor should she be. She’s just not going to get any more free tickets, or no more comped tickets for a while. Even if she had a childcare issue – and who knows – it didn’t seem like she was very into the game in the first place. She mostly just wants to be seen out. Which could happen if she buys her tickets like everyone else.

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19 Responses to “Madison Square Garden won’t give Emily Ratajkowski any more free tickets”

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  1. Ameerah M says:

    She was there to be seen. So going forward she can buy her own tickets for that purpose.

  2. JaneS says:

    Aren’t her 15 minutes of fame done yet?

  3. Robert Phillips says:

    Stop using the term supermodel. Most people couldn’t pick her out of a lineup. Most people couldn’t pick most models out of a lineup. A supermodel is someone everyone knows their face. Even housewifes in Iowa could recognize them. There aren’t any new supermodels.

    • Dot Gingell says:

      Well said – ER isn’t a Naomi, Kate, Linda or Gisele. I recognise her name when I see it but am never sure what it is she’s famous for (tend to assume she’s on reality TV or dating someone famous.)

  4. T says:

    Why are stars getting free seats when they have the money to pay the ridiculous prices? Most of us don’t have that kind of money to just spend on events at our leisure. We have to save up and/or pick and choose what events we can afford while millionaires get free court side/front row seating. Gross.

    • MyCatLovesTV says:

      My thoughts exactly. How about having a few comped seats for some young basketball fans who would NEVER be able to afford such luxury? I don’t know. Maybe they do. But, if not, that could make a difference in a young fan’s life. IMHO

    • equality says:

      Yes. Find some make-a-wish kid or something.

    • Kirsten says:

      Because the venue/team more than makes up for the value of the seat in what they get in publicity. It’s why brands like Nike pay sports teams money to put their logo on uniforms — the sales revenue from visibility is considerable.

  5. Vanessa says:

    She wealth enough that she and Irina can just purchase tickets it’s pretty obvious she just there to extend her 15 minutes of fame . She not a sporty fan for now on she get buy tickets like everyone else .

    • BeanieBean says:

      It’s not all one-sided. MSG gave these two tickets precisely because they’re famous & pretty & would be taking lots of pictures of themselves at the game. That’s the whole purpose behind freebies like this. Now to act all OMG, they don’t appreciate the game! is disingenuous, to say the least.

      • Drea says:

        Eh. It’s a two-way street for sure. But that means Irina & Emily need to hold up their end of the bargain.

        If they don’t, then they get booted. Pretty simple concept.

      • kirk says:

        “Now to act all OMG, they don’t appreciate the game! is disingenuous, to say the least.”
        Please. Cost-benefit just doesn’t compute.
        No emoting heard.

    • anonima says:

      Yes, it’s a two-way street for sure. Re: MSG – I’m a person who doesn’t like big crowds of bog shows in general but basketball at the knicks is really, really, fun. You’re all in it together, hoping the Knicks don’t do their thing that breaks my husband’s heart constantly: suddenly losing in the last quarter after leading the whole game.

      And if you are courtside, you know you are visible…I’ve sat there once and I would have felt bad leaving the players at that moment. It’s some kind of sign of no confidence for them to see people leave….

  6. Nanea says:

    If someone comped me tickets for anything, and I had to leave for whatever reason, I’d at least have the decency to write an “awfully sorry, but…” mail at the earliest possible moment.
    *insert massive eyeroll*

    I don’t get why rich, privileged people would even dare to ask for complementary tickets, meals, dresses, whatever, that they could as well pay for.

  7. michel says:

    Every time I see her I think the same thing – ouch. Her lips look so painful to me!

  8. LaurenAPMT says:

    Good for MSG, newfound respect for them

  9. atlantababe says:

    this woman is a nasty piece of work and peak white feminism. going by the comments of bipoc models she is a racist too.

  10. Matilda says:

    In the late 90’s one of my clients took me to two Knicks courtside seats. I sat next to Meatloaf and his wife, I truly could have cared less as I had zero interest in basketball. My main impressions were how much the players stunk from sweating so much and how much they cursed each other while playing.