Will.i.am slams 'racist' flight attendant who called police after missing announcement to put laptop away
Black Eyed Peas' Will.i.am has claimed a "racist" flight attendant called law enforcement on him after he allegedly failed to hear an announcement to put his laptop away before take-off.
The rapper took to Twitter to tell his followers about the incident, which reportedly began when he missed the flight announcement due to wearing noise-cancelling headphones.
"I’m currently on a flight from Brisbane to Sydney," he wrote. "I’m sorry to say me and my group have experienced they worse service due to an overly aggressive flight attendant… ‘I don’t want to believe she racist. But she has clearly aimed all her frustrations only at the people of colour."
He then proceeded to share a photo of a police officer who met him when he landed, stating "@Qantas I was making music wearing noise cancelling headphones on the plane… I’m sorry I couldn’t hear the P.A…I complied when she’s tapped me on the shoulder to put my laptop away… It’s sad that your #RacistFlightAttendant sent the police…"
"This is how your greeted when you land from Brisbane to Sydney flying @qantas with a #RacistFlightattendant. ‘She sent the police after me because I couldn’t hear the P.A while making beats on the plane wearing noise cancelling headphones [sic]…" he continued.
"Your #RacistFlightattendant was beyond rude & took it to the next level by calling the police on me. ‘Thank god the other passengers testified that SHE was out of Control. The police finally let me go. imagine if the police were as aggressive as [flight attendant].
I was intimidated by 5 police officers when I landed…for what? I put away my laptop when she asked…why would she feel threatened by me to call the police?"
Will.i.am then defended himself for tweeting the badge number and name of the officer who met him at the airport, as well as the name of the flight attendant he accused of prejudice: "If I did something wrong....or if I was the slightest bit rude to a FAN or a journalist during work, I would be publicly named...this is what Twitter is for...we are supposed to call out wrong doings so we can have a safer more compassionate world."