When you're Paul McCartney, every door opens for you — unless it's the entrance to rapper Tyga's Grammy afterparty at Hollywood's Argyle nightclub. In that case, you're denied access while TMZ captures the whole embarrassing affair on camera.
McCartney and pals Beck and Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters are seen on video breezily walking up to the club Monday night, figuring they would be ushered in by the bouncer. The musicians may have more than 30 Grammy Awards between them, but they also had zero invitations to the party, and were not welcomed inside. McCartney took it in stride, jokingly asking, "How VIP do we gotta get?" before turning to his friends and announcing: "We need another hit, guys! Work on it."
Thinking there had to have been some sort of mistake, they tried again, but were rebuffed a second time. Eventually, the trio went to the Republic Records party at Hyde, CBS News reports, where presumably the bouncer knew who was trying to get through the door. Tyga — best known for dating reality star Kylie Jenner — tweeted that he had no idea McCartney and friends weren't allowed in the club: "Why would I deny @PaulMcCartney stop it. He's a legend." He followed up with: "I don't control the door. I had no knowledge SIR PAUL was there. I just performed and left." Questions still abound: Why was Paul McCartney even trying to get into a party thrown by Tyga? Does he know who that is? Did he think it was actually a fundraiser for animals? May we have our answers soon. Catherine Garcia