Tyga offers to escort Paul McCartney after party snub

Los Angeles (AFP) –


The rapper Tyga has offered to personally escort Paul McCartney to an upcoming show after the Beatles legend was stunned to be turned away from the hip-hop star's post-Grammy party.

McCartney, one of two surviving members of the best-selling musical act of all time, was trying to enter Tyga's party in Los Angeles after the Grammy Awards on Monday night when a bouncer insisted he was not on the guest list.

Clearly unaccustomed to such indignities, McCartney sounded dumbfounded. He was accompanied by alternative rock icon Beck, who won last year's Grammy for Album of the Year, and Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins.

"How VIP do we got to get?" McCartney told the doorman in an exchange caught on video released by the celebrity news website TMZ.

"We need another hit, guys. Work on it," he said. Beck replied, "Next year, next year," before the three rockers returned to their limousine to try their luck at another party.

Tyga -- the California rapper whose biggest hit, "Rack City," went to number seven on the Billboard chart -- later voiced regret, saying he was not in charge of the guest list.

"I had no knowledge; I was inside performing," he told late-night comedian Jimmy Kimmel during an interview posted online Wednesday.

He invited McCartney to his show in Los Angeles on February 26.

"Paul, if you're watching this, I would love for you to come," he said. "I'll personally walk you in."

Kimmel voiced doubt McCartney would attend, quipping: "Oh yeah, he's not going to fall for that again."