Rose And Hilfiger In Birthday Bust-Up
GUNS N' ROSES frontman AXL ROSE and fashion designer TOMMY HILFIGER got into a furious row at actress ROSARIO DAWSON's birthday party on Thursday night (18MAY06). The pair were at THE PLUMM nightclub in New York City, where Rose played a surprise acoustic show, when they got into a heated argument which ended with Hilfiger allegedly hitting Rose. The designer was promptly escorted out of the club by security guards, according to PageSix.com. Rose told his side of the story yesterday morning (19MAY06) during an interview with KROQ radio station in Los Angeles, explaining that the fight started when he politely asked the designer to move his date's drink so it wouldn't get spilled. Hilfiger allegedly went ballistic, "smacking" the singer in the arm and cursing at him. According to Plumm owner NOEL ASHMAN, Hilfiger took two swings at Rose. He says, "Axl was a gentleman and had the good sense not to retaliate, as he would have done some serious damage to Hilfiger." Dawson's mother ISABELLE told TMZ.com the designer politely told Rose to watch out for his date's drink, which caused Hilfiger to begin screaming and swearing at him. She goes on to say that Hilfiger stood up and started punching Rose, getting in a few good shots before his own security guards escorted him out. The WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE star filled out a police report and later dedicated the song YOU'RE CRAZY to "My good friend Tommy Hilfiger." Birthday girl Dawson was unaffected by the scuffle and thrilled with the band's surprise performance saying, "They've never played all acoustic, this is history in the making, how much does this f**king man rock?!"