Desiigner Calls for Scandinavian Airlines Boycott After Being Kicked Off Flight
Desiigner's European tour hit a snag on his trip from Denmark to Swedenlast night (Oct. 1). The "Panda" rapper was kicked off a Scandinavian Airlines flight after an apparent altercation with a flight attendant.
Desiigner spoke about the experience on Instagram Live, claiming he was booted for "no reason" after a flight attendant grabbed him and he "spazzed" in response. He said he didn't do anything to warrant the confrontation and called for fans to boycott the airline, which he accused of acting in a racially motivated manner.
"The sad part is, you know what I'm saying, I be chillin', you feel me, I be chill, and it's always something that you will get," he said. "They always try to make the Black man try to pull the White card and it's like, yo, I'm tired of trying to be victim of that shit, but it's like, people really be tryna make you feel like that."
In a statement to The Blast, Scandinavian Airlines declined to address the incident by name but said "passengers" acted "threatening" toward flight crew.
"We had an incident last night where passengers behaved threatening towards our crew during a flight. Safety is our first priority and threatening behavior towards our passengers and crew is not acceptable," the statement said.
Based on later footage posted on Desiigner's Instagram Story, it appears he successfully made it to Stockholm, Sweden for today's show. Eight dates remain on the tour, which wraps Oct. 16 in Oslo, Norway.
Rich The Kid, YG and Wale have also accused airlines this year of racial discrimination after various altercations with flight crew members. You can watch Desiigner's full comments on his experience on The Blast's website.
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