Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz were kept out of a New York hotspot recently because the bouncer didn't recognize either one of them...
From NY Daily News
Fame opens doors — but can’t always get you through them. Just ask Alicia Keys and her hubby, Swizz Beatz, who a source says “had a hard time getting inside” the Avenue A Soundcheck party at Toy in the Hotel Gansevoort on Monday night. The issue was “due to security not recognizing them” and a packed house that included Tyson Beckford, “a ton of models,” a performance by Roma! and a deejay set by Nima Yamini.
This would NEVER happen to Jay Z and Beyonce.