You’re Not Welcome Here: Celebs Banned From Nightclubs
It’s no surprise that things sometimes get a little too turnt up at the club. But these stars’ reputations for tearing the club up — literally — preceded them and eventually they were banned from hanging out at some of the hottest nightspots.
Lil Wayne paid his debt to society when he was locked up on a gun possession charge. But that still didn’t stop the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas from banning the New Orleans rapper. In 2010, he was in town as part of his tour and headed over to the Hard Rock Hotel for festivities after a performance. When Wynn got wind that Weezy was in the area looking to party, they preemptively banned him and his entourage from their hotel and nightclub. They were allegedly concerned about the trouble that always seemed to follow Lil Wayne.
Earlier this year, The Game balked that he was no longer allowed at a popular club in L.A. and it was brought on by the LAPD. The problem was management over at Club Lure said they never banned the California rapper. Lure is home to the weekly event Toxic and The Game has even hosted it a few nights. But he claimed that the club and the LAPD were in cahoots to ban minorities, athletes and rappers from the venue. Both parties have denied The Game’s allegations.
There are few people that could step into a strip club and have more money than Floyd Mayweather but the Las Vegas police department could care less. The Vice unit from the Las Vegas metro have been calling several strip clubs in the area and telling them that Money Mayweather and his crew have gotten a little too hands on at a couple clubs and were requesting that they ban the champ from entering. But the owners of the clubs know just how much money there’s to be made when the boxing champ is in the building and have vowed to pay no attention to the warnings from authorities.
After a short stint in rehab and then jail, one would think that Chris Brown learned his lesson and would behave himself now that he’s a free man. But there have been rumblings of a gang affiliation and it’s only grown since the “Kiss Kiss” singer has been out of jail. The LAPD have reportedly asked clubs in the area to ban the troubled R&B singer from performing at their venues. They claim trouble follows Brown wherever he goes and they used his recent appearance at 1Oak and the Supperclub as example. Suge Knight was shot six times outside of 1Oak and one month later, a stabbing occurred after a fight broke out at Supperclub.
You don’t earn the type of hard-partying image that’s followed Lindsay Lohan for much of her adult life without being barred from a nightclub or two. The former child star’s presence has been banned from several venues in New York City alone. Earlier this year, Lohan showed up at the hotspot 1Oak to party with some friends but she was denied entry by the security guard at the front door. La Lohan and her party then went to the new club Up & Down and were turned away at the gate again.
Drake is hip-hop’s golden boy but even his image took a slight hit following his infamous brawl with Chris Brown at a nightclub in Manhattan. Early last year the “0 to 100” rapper showed up at the Playhouse in Los Angeles with his crew in tow ready to have a good time. But he was turned away at the gate. It turned out Breezy was already seated inside in VIP section and with Rihanna on her way, they didn’t want the chance of anything popping off at their establishment.
Paris Hilton may be making a killing as a DJ at clubs now but after her arrest for cocaine possession in 2010, she was persona non grata out in Las Vegas. Hitlon and her then-boyfriend Cy Waits were arrested after their SUV was pulled over. Police found cocaine as well as a prescription pill in the socialite’s purse. They were both banned from the Wynn and the Encore hotels, their nightclubs as well as other hotspots in the area. Waits also lost his job as the head of nightlife operations at both resorts.
Rappers make a lot of money by doing club appearances and performing at local venues, but a Webbie concert in Odessa, TX turned into a brawl and as a result, the rapper was banned from performing at the 20/20 Club again. A fight broke out in the middle of his concert and all mayhem broke loose. Five people were arrested and the club owner decided that he was done with having rappers perform at his club once and for all.
Two years ago when Chris Brown and Drake infamously turned the Manhattan nightspot W.i.P into a war zone, Meek Mill just happened to be one of the many people there that night. But the people over at Tenjune didn’t care. A week after the Drake/Brown melee broke, the Philly rapper rolled up to the swank Tenjune with his entourage expecting to be ushered in to the VIP section. But because he was at the other club when it was thoroughly trashed, Meek was denied access.
Just because the name of a place has the word “club” in it, doesn’t mean you can treat it like a local hotspot. But Lady Gaga showed up at Yankees Stadium and headed over to the clubhouse and did just that. Not only was she drunk and uninvited, the “Born This Way” singer also brought two other people with her who were in no better condition. Gaga groped her chest and prodded around in a Yankees jersey that covered up a black lace bra and panties an nothing else. Her antics earned her a spot on the blacklist at the Yankees clubhouse.
Pusha T got hauled into court for appearing at a nightclub he was banned from stepping inside. The “My Name Is My Name” rapper signed a deal with the Cameo club in Miami to make an appearance at the venue. Part of the agreement was Push couldn’t show up at a club within 30 miles of Cameo 15 days before or after his scheduled appearance. But the night before, the G.O.O.D. music rapper was spotted hanging out at the Dream Nightclub for a celebrity basketball tournament. Cameo filed a lawsuit against Pusha T asking for $13,000 in lost sales.
Most people who get popped for DUI would probably choose not to hang out for a couple weeks and instead enjoy a quiet evening at home to contemplate what exactly went wrong. But not Amanda Bynes. Fresh out of silver bracelets for allegedly driving under the influence, Bynes hit up the club Smoke & Mirrors at Hollywood’s Standard Hotel just a few hours later. She was turned away at the door when she showed up to party in the spring of 2012.
Who knew that the baby-faced Canadian budding star Justin Bieber would grow up to be a bad boy on the music scene? Although he enjoyed a squeaky clean image when he first emerged in the industry, the Biebs has since tarnished it. Last year the teen heartthrob and his crew were tossed out of a Vienna nightclub after they allegedly groped several female club goers. Bieber and company were also accused of smashing cell phones that belonged to some fans who were trying to capture the night on their cameras. Biebs and his people were also denied VIP tables at LIV, Story and Adoré in Miami earlier this year.