Grammy-nominated singer speaks out after being told to stop singing on flight

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By Asiya Ali

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A Grammy-nominated gospel singer has spoken out after facing backlash for singing to passengers on a flight.

In case you missed it, a musician named Bobbi Storm was nearly kicked off a Delta Air Lines flight after she decided to serenade her fellow travelers with her newly released song, 'We Can't Forget Him'.

However, her attempt at belting out lyrics from her single was stopped by an aggravated flight crew member who instructed her to sit down and be quiet.

The 36-year-old songstress took to her Instagram page to share a video of the moment - and let's just say the commenters were not on her side.

Check out the video below:

In the viral clip, Storm walked up the aisle before being told to go back to her seat. She then turned to the people around her to excitedly announce that she had just discovered she was "up for two Grammys," adding, "My very first time, you guys."

The singer from Detroit is a featured vocalist on Maverick City Music's latest Grammy-nominated album, The Maverick Way Complete. The band is a Christian singing group nominated for best gospel album and best contemporary Christian music performance/song.

In celebration of the wonderful news, Storm told her fellow flyers that she "sings for the Lord" and wanted to share it with everyone. Nevertheless, the flight attendant came over and asked her, "are you able to be quiet?"

Storm retaliated, questioning why she had to stop if the other people were "enjoying it," the man said in return: "Well, I’m not enjoying it. I’m asking you, can you please be quiet?"

Clearly unfazed, the musician asked if she would be arrested if she continued singing, and the crew member - who was visibly growing more irritated by the second - asked her once again if she could be silent.

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The Grammy-nominated passenger was uncompromising and still had the urge to pipe out her song, telling the flight attendant: "I'm doing what the Lord is telling me to do."

Eventually, the Delta employee threatened her with the possibility of being kicked off the plane, declaring: "If you’re not able to follow my instructions, you will not be taking this flight."

The rebellious singer said she would continue to "sing it on the low" after the crew member walked away, and proceeded to do so.

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Bobbi Storm. Credit: Johnny Nunez / Getty

The video circulated around social media and sparked a debate, with many people denouncing Storm for not respecting that some people may have wanted peace and quiet on the flight.

One user said: "This woman thinks the world revolves around her," another commented: "Hope the man got a pay rise for advocating for the rest of the passengers?"

A third remarked: "Yah I'm sorry. That was self-glorifying behavior. It was all about you. I get you're excited, but there's a time and a place and in the confines of an aircraft is not the place."

A fourth added: "You were rude! The FA asked for you to be quiet just like if he would have asked for you to buckle your seatbelt. You basically said eff him and the rules I’m going to do it anyway. Then try to use god as the reason."

Delta issued a statement to The Independent about the incident, revealing that they had "been in contact" with Storm, and added that "for the safety of our customers and crew, it’s always important to follow crew instructions".

Storm - who had apparently sung on many flights before - responded to the complaints in a follow-up video, stating that God had called her to sing on that particular flight.

The singer claimed that the aircraft had "started to taxi" after she boarded, but there was a sudden maintenance issue which meant that passengers had to return to the gate.

That's why Storm started to sing after the plane returned to the gate because she felt like it was a sign from God. "It was time for me to follow through with my mission," she added.

In the same clip, she defended her reason for her on-plane shenanigans, firing back at critics: "When we get to the end of a flight, we talk on phones, we talk to neighbors, sometimes we yell across the plane. So, what’s the problem with asking people and them giving me the go?"

"To share something that I’m proud of, something that God has done for me, with the rest of the world," she continued. "So, I just wanted to share this with you guys, and the rest of this is history."

Featured image credit: Johnny Nunez / Getty

Grammy-nominated singer speaks out after being told to stop singing on flight

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By Asiya Ali

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A Grammy-nominated gospel singer has spoken out after facing backlash for singing to passengers on a flight.

In case you missed it, a musician named Bobbi Storm was nearly kicked off a Delta Air Lines flight after she decided to serenade her fellow travelers with her newly released song, 'We Can't Forget Him'.

However, her attempt at belting out lyrics from her single was stopped by an aggravated flight crew member who instructed her to sit down and be quiet.

The 36-year-old songstress took to her Instagram page to share a video of the moment - and let's just say the commenters were not on her side.

Check out the video below:

In the viral clip, Storm walked up the aisle before being told to go back to her seat. She then turned to the people around her to excitedly announce that she had just discovered she was "up for two Grammys," adding, "My very first time, you guys."

The singer from Detroit is a featured vocalist on Maverick City Music's latest Grammy-nominated album, The Maverick Way Complete. The band is a Christian singing group nominated for best gospel album and best contemporary Christian music performance/song.

In celebration of the wonderful news, Storm told her fellow flyers that she "sings for the Lord" and wanted to share it with everyone. Nevertheless, the flight attendant came over and asked her, "are you able to be quiet?"

Storm retaliated, questioning why she had to stop if the other people were "enjoying it," the man said in return: "Well, I’m not enjoying it. I’m asking you, can you please be quiet?"

Clearly unfazed, the musician asked if she would be arrested if she continued singing, and the crew member - who was visibly growing more irritated by the second - asked her once again if she could be silent.

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Credit: Tim Boyle / Getty

The Grammy-nominated passenger was uncompromising and still had the urge to pipe out her song, telling the flight attendant: "I'm doing what the Lord is telling me to do."

Eventually, the Delta employee threatened her with the possibility of being kicked off the plane, declaring: "If you’re not able to follow my instructions, you will not be taking this flight."

The rebellious singer said she would continue to "sing it on the low" after the crew member walked away, and proceeded to do so.

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Bobbi Storm. Credit: Johnny Nunez / Getty

The video circulated around social media and sparked a debate, with many people denouncing Storm for not respecting that some people may have wanted peace and quiet on the flight.

One user said: "This woman thinks the world revolves around her," another commented: "Hope the man got a pay rise for advocating for the rest of the passengers?"

A third remarked: "Yah I'm sorry. That was self-glorifying behavior. It was all about you. I get you're excited, but there's a time and a place and in the confines of an aircraft is not the place."

A fourth added: "You were rude! The FA asked for you to be quiet just like if he would have asked for you to buckle your seatbelt. You basically said eff him and the rules I’m going to do it anyway. Then try to use god as the reason."

Delta issued a statement to The Independent about the incident, revealing that they had "been in contact" with Storm, and added that "for the safety of our customers and crew, it’s always important to follow crew instructions".

Storm - who had apparently sung on many flights before - responded to the complaints in a follow-up video, stating that God had called her to sing on that particular flight.

The singer claimed that the aircraft had "started to taxi" after she boarded, but there was a sudden maintenance issue which meant that passengers had to return to the gate.

That's why Storm started to sing after the plane returned to the gate because she felt like it was a sign from God. "It was time for me to follow through with my mission," she added.

In the same clip, she defended her reason for her on-plane shenanigans, firing back at critics: "When we get to the end of a flight, we talk on phones, we talk to neighbors, sometimes we yell across the plane. So, what’s the problem with asking people and them giving me the go?"

"To share something that I’m proud of, something that God has done for me, with the rest of the world," she continued. "So, I just wanted to share this with you guys, and the rest of this is history."

Featured image credit: Johnny Nunez / Getty