LATEST: Fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger's physical attack on GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose last week (18MAY06) has been linked to the rocker's current girlfriend.
The PARADISE CITY singer is currently dating DIANE O'CONNOR - the ex-wife of Hilfiger's adopted brother, MICHAEL - and both designers are furious with Rose, according to the New York Post's PageSix.com.
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.
Rose told his side of the story on Friday morning (19MAY06) during an interview with KROQ radio station in Los Angeles, explaining the fight started when he politely asked the designer to move his date's drink so it wouldn't get spilled.
Hilfiger allegedly flew into rage, "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".