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Plies denied at his own CD release party



Tbdplies081007 Turns out the CD release party for Plies’ new album, The Real Testament, was so popular, even the rapper couldn’t get in the door.

Club Skye in Ybor City was hosting the shindig from 9:30 p.m. to 3 a.m. Tuesday night, but so many people crammed into the space — including Pleasure from Pretty Ricky, T-Pain, Crime Mob, Rich Boy and lots of local artists — that fire marshals and Tampa police wouldn’t allow anyone else in, an eyewitness said. Unfortunately, that included Plies and his family, who tried to get in but were turned away.

His publicist said when Plies arrived in a white stretch limo around 1:30 a.m., police said his party of roughly 30 people could enter the club if 30 partygoers were sent out. But after those people were moved outside, authorities decided not to allow any more inside.

And once word got out that the main event wasn’t allowed into his own party, the peaceful crowd of about 3,500 people (according to a police estimate) hit the road.

The ironic thing is that the party was originally scheduled for Club Underground, but the bash was moved to Skye when Underground couldn’t correct fire-code violations stemming from its July 13 Aventura show in time, so say our spy's police sources. Now that’s not keeping it too real.

[Photo: Getty Images]

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:18am]


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