Oh dear. There may be a few red faces at Chinawhite, sleb-pap-gossip spot extraordinaire, after bouncers at the Air Street club refused to let in Kanye West. It's hardly like he's been in the news at all recently, after all. That wasn't him on the cover of Time magazine, either. The Kanye West who sold 860,000 copies of his second album - in one week? Who, sorry?
Chinawhite, with its famously restrictive door policy, may wish to give its door staff a crash course in US hip hop royalty after the incident, especially as Londonist darling Makosi, of Big Brother fame, sailed in "moments later" without a problem. Perhaps Chinawhite just hates American people. We're having a collective mind-boggle at the mental picture of one of the capital's iconic doormen telling hip hop's hottest star those few, cruel words which have cut short so many nights out before they even had a chance to begin: if your name's not on the list, you're not getting in. Perhaps their set-in-stone stance regarding entry explains why Chinawhite is still a favoured celebrity hangout, years and years after it arrived on the notoriously volatile London scene.
We bet Kanye would have spent a few bob on champagne, though.