Saturday night at the fights
Look at this match up: Tommy Hilfiger vs. Axl Rose. Perhaps this should go to pay-per-view.
Tommy Hilfiger really showed his “Appetite for Destruction” yesterday when he pummeled Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose in a dispute over a VIP table at Rosario Dawson’s birthday party, sources said.
The midnight turf battle erupted when Axl moved Hilfiger’s girlfriend’s drink in the banquette area of The Plumm nightclub on West 14th Street – where the “Rent” actress was celebrating her 27th birthday. A densely packed crowd of celebs – including Lenny Kravitz and Kid Rock – had ringside seats to the battle.
The feisty fashionista was acting all gangsta, hitting Axl with a flurry of punches, one that landed under Rose’s eye.
“First [Axl and Tommy] were sitting. Then they were pulling on each other . . . It got so out of control,” said a shocked witness. As the punch-up escalated, Hilfiger introduced Rose to some “November Pain” with a blow to the cheek. Club guards quickly tried to separate the men.
“A bunch of security ran over – but Tommy would not back down. He was just out to take him down,” the witness said.