Controversial fashion designer and clothing court-jestor, Tommy Hilfiger, reputedly got stuck into Axl Rose, lead squealer of Guns & Roses in a New York nightclub. The frenzied old geezer apparently lost his rag over a trival incident and gave Axl a true “London Pasting!”
According to the New York Post, Tough Tommy went ballistic after Rose moved Hilfiger’s girlfriend Dee Ocieppo’s drink at a VIP table at The Plumm nightclub in the posh Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea. Hilfiger allegedly attacked Rose without warning, pummeling him several times and landing a punch just below his eye.
“First [Axl and Tommy] were sitting. Then they were pulling on each other…it got so out of control,” one shocked eyewitness told the Post.
“A bunch of security ran over, but Tommy would not back down. He was just out to take him down,” the witness added. “Kid Rock got trampled by people running over. It was unbelievable.”
Hilfiger’s personal bodyguard was finally able to pull him off Rose, but not before the 55-year-old sportswear mogul tried to give the musician another makeover, reportedly scoring a blow to his cheek.
“I moved his girlfriend’s drink so it wouldn’t spill,” the “Sweet Child O’ Mine” singer told Los Angeles radio station KROQ on Friday. “It was the most surreal thing, I think, that’s ever happened to me in my life.”
Rose added that the Tommy Incident got started when Hilfiger struck him in the arm and ordered him to put the drink back.
“I said, ‘I don’t want it to spill.’ And he said, ‘It’s not going to spill.’ And I said, ‘Well, I don’t want to sit on it.’ And he said, ‘You’re not going to blanking sit on it,’ the Gunner said. “He just kept smacking me.”