Vic Mensa just got kicked off an American Airlines flight, scolded by a random White woman and detained by the FBI — and he’s understandably fuming over it. Mensa says an employee for the airline was disrespecting a female passenger in front of him and he couldn’t stand idle and watch that go down, so he intervened.
After arguing with the employee, he scanned his own ticket at the boarding counter and got on the plane. Eventually police pulled him off the flight and escorted him back into the departure terminal, where things quickly went down hill. Mensa was informed that he couldn’t re-board his flight, despite being told before exiting that he could. The rapper responded by throwing an object at the America Airlines desk and storming out of the airport, only to be detained and questioned by the FBI.
You can read Mensa’s entire transcript of the incident below.
Kicked off another fucking flight today, man, so I’m still in L.A. I’mma tell y’all a story. Let me tell y’all what happened:
So American Airlines has some bullshit going on with their system, so they had our plane to Chicago from L.A. delayed for five hours this morning. Five hours. They lied to us every 30 minutes saying that it was gonna be the next hour. I come to find out it’s really some dispute they have with their planes and they blame it on mechanical. Finally, we about to get on the plane. I was priority, not first class, usually, they put them together, so I asked. He said, “No, and step to the side,” so I did.
When the fat man scanning tickets called for Platinum, I stepped into line and waited to go on the plane, as I should. Then a woman walked up. He was disrespecting this woman so crazy, pointing all in her face like, “No, ma’am, you need to follow instructions. You need to go around the back and follow instructions.” I don’t let that shit slide in front of me. I don’t let people talk to women like that around me, so I told him, “You need to watch your attitude speaking to her because we’re the ones been waiting.” Then the man tried to tell me I couldn’t get on the plane and I had to step to the side. I’m like, well, I’ve been waiting forever. I’m not going, so I just scanned my own ticket and walked on.
The man’s ego was so hurt that they sent the police on the plane to come pull me off. They lucky they sent some black cops that was fans that was cool ’cause I wouldn’t have even stepped up. But I said, “Fuck it, whatever.” I got up. They’re like, “We’re gonna let you back on the plane. We just need to take you off for procedure.” I knew they were lying, though, but I just had to roll with it for a sec. This Mexican man told me, “We’re gonna let everybody else board, then we’re gonna let you on. That’s how it’s gonna go.”
And so I’m standing here behind the ticket counter when this white lady came over there trying to lecture me and give me a lesson about what I shouldn’t be doing when everybody knew that the fat dude was in the wrong. So I said, “Yo, they told me that everybody was boarding I’m gettin’ back on the plane. You just let me know what’s going on.” She said, “Well, actually, that’s not happening. We’re refunding your money.”
And that’s when I turnt up, snatched the ticket out of her hand, stormed off, said, “Fuck this airline,” grabbed the metal banister, threw it into the desk, and pimped off. Then they bring the police outside to come get me. It’s the same cops that’s fans. They cool. I lowkey had a little breakdown. I was like, “Man, I had to go home. I got so much real shit that’s happen in my life.”
These niggas bring me inside to come talk to the FBI, motherfucking super fingerprint DNA testing me and sh–. The moral of the story here is I don’t give a fuck about your ego or your sense of entitlement. You’re not about to disrespect a woman in public in front of me. I know I don’t follow rules, man, but I also don’t tolerate that bullshit, people just being all types of bogus. Just because you have a uniform on or you have a position of power in a certain situation does not give you the right to disrespect people. And I didn’t curse at anybody until I was pulled off the plane, and they told me that after I was waiting for five hours I couldn’t fly. That’s when I turnt up. So do me a favor, man, tweet at American Airlines, and say “Fuck you” for Vic Mensa ’cause y’all did him wrong. He flies with you all the time.
In an effort to rectify the situation, American Airlines reached out to the rapper via social media.
@VicMensa We’d like to know how we can help. Send us a DM with details about what happened.
— American Airlines (@AmericanAir) August 25, 2016