Atlanta rap trio Migos and their entourage were escorted off a Delta flight Friday night over what the group’s manager is calling a case of racial profiling.
The “Bad and Boujee” rappers were headed from Atlanta to Des Moines, Iowa, for a concert before the plane returned to another gate just before departing. Delta told Variety that the group was removed from the plane for failing to follow directions from the flight crew.
“Delta flight 1532 from Atlanta to Des Moines returned to the gate, prior to departure, to deplane several customers seated in the First Class cabin who repeatedly refused to follow crew member instructions to buckle their seatbelts and stow carry-on items in the overhead bins,” Delta said in its statement.
But Migos’ manager says in a video posted to TMZ that rapper Takeoff didn’t put his bag in the overhead storage because he was asleep.
“We have been so calm right now. We need to see the captain. You kicked us off a plane for doing absolutely nothing,” the manager says, while also threatening to sue Delta. “This is going to cost us a [bleep] thousand dollars and we’re going to sue Delta for this f**king flight.”
Migos had a concert in Des Moines scheduled for 10 p.m. The band, however, was rebooked for an alternate flight to their destination.
The rappers took to Instagram and posted video of the apparently empty plane Delta provided the group for their alternative flight.
“RIGHT IS RIGHT WRONG IS WRONG. Thanks @delta for making it YOUR job to get US to our concert on TIME!!! WHOLE PLANE,” the Instagram message read.
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