Will.i.am Claims Racist Flight Attendant Called Police on Him for Not Putting Away Laptop
Will.i.am ran into some issues during a recent flight and claims racism was involved.
Will put the airline on blast via Twitter on Friday night (Nov. 15). The alleged incident occurred as the Black Eyed Peas MC was on his way traveling through Australia on course from Brisbane to Sydney.
"I’m currently on a flight from Brisbane to Sydney. I’m sorry to say me and my group have experienced they worse service due to a overly aggressive flight attendant," he posted. "I don’t want to believe she racist. But she has clearly aimed all her frustrations only at the people of colour."
In what appears to be real-time updates of the incident, he follows up on the situation tweeting a photo of a police officer and adds more context, claiming this was all a result of him not hearing the order to put away his laptop.
"This is how your greeted when you land from Brisbane to Sydney flying @qantas with a #RacistFlightattendant named Lorraine Marshall," he posted, putting the employee who treated him unfairly on blast. "She sent the police after me bacause I couldn’t hear the P.A while making beats on the plane wearing noise canceling headphones."
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 Lorraine Marshall."
This isn't the first time Will has had a notable situation happen in the Land Down Under. Last year, he faced backlash for using his phone during a show the group performed in Australia. The Black Eyed Peas, sans Fergie, released their most recent album Masters of the Sun Vol. 1 in October 2018.
The airline has yet to respond to the rapper's claims on Twitter. XXL has reached out to Qantas for comment.
Check out the rest of Will.i.am's tweets about the situation below.
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