Tyga explains Paul McCartney Grammys party snub on Kimmel


Tyga told Jimmy Kimmel why Paul McCartney was denied entry to his Grammy Awards after party

Jimmy Kimmel got to the bottom of why Paul McCartney and other notable musicians were rejected from a Grammys after party hosted by the rapper Tyga Monday night on Tuesday’s edition of Jimmy Kimmel Live!

McCartney as well as Beck and Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins were caught by TMZ cameras being denied entry to the Hollywood club where the party was taking place by a doorman not once, but twice, quickly sparking outrage across the internet.

The barrage of hate directed at Tyga prompted the rapper to respond to the incident on social media in a series of tweets that read:

"“I don’t control the door. I had no knowledge SIR PAUL was there. I just performed and left.”“Why would I deny @PaulMcCartney stop it. He’s a legend”"

However, Kimmel wasn’t satisfied with the response, so he invited the Los Angeles-native to explain himself on camera. The host first turned the tables on Tyga by having a bouncer refuse to allow him into the Jimmy Kimmel Live! green room, even as other people were let through the velvet rope, including someone in a tiger suit.

“Tell the doorman you’re in the Beatles,” Kimmel told the rapper, before asking him directly about what happened that night.

“Are you just more of a Ringo guy or something?” he asked jokingly.

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As he did on Twitter, Tyga pleaded ignorance to what was transpiring outside the party. “I had no knowledge — I was inside performing,” he insisted. “I wish I had knew he was outside, I would have gone outside with the mic and brought him in.”

Kimmel then mentioned reports that it was actually the fire marshal that wouldn’t allow anyone else into the party.

“Yeah, tweet the fire marshal, don’t tweet me,” joked Tyga, while Kimmel added: “You’d think fire codes wouldn’t apply to Beatles, there’s only two of them left. Worst case, they both show.”

Tyga went on to explain that it wasn’t actually his party since he was just paid to perform, so he had nothing to do with who was or wasn’t on the guest list. Though he had already reached out to McCartney on Twitter, the rapper went a step further during his talk with Kimmel by publicly inviting the legendary singer to one of his upcoming shows.

Kimmel closed the segment by questioning whether McCartney would “retaliate with a diss track,” before finally allowing Tyga into the strobe-lit green room.

Watch the full clip below:

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Jimmy Kimmel Live! airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. on ABC. The rest of this week show’s will include such guests as Megan Fox, Ben McKenzie (Gotham), Kerry Washington and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones), with music from Jason Derulo and Chris Stapleton.