Watch: Rapper YG calls American Airlines "racist" after he was kicked off flight for allegedly being intoxicated
The airline however refuted the allegation, saying the rapper was removed from the flight as he was intoxicated
American Airlines refuted claims of racism after rapper YG said he was kicked off his flight on Monday because he was black.
“F–k American Airlines! They said I’m drunk,” he shouted in a video posted to Twitter. “I’m sober than a muthaf–ka!” The caption of the video read, “F–k @AmericanAir THEY RACIST.”
According to Breitbart, he even tried to blame President Donald Trump by saying “F--k Donald Trump" - although this is yet to be verified.
However, in a conversation with Page Six, a representative for American Airlines said, “The video speaks for itself – he was removed due to being intoxicated.”
On Monday, the 28-year-old "Big Bank" rapper was due to fly from LAX to JFK airport. At around 8.37 pm PT, YG, whose real name is Keenon Daequan Ray Jackson, was “asked to deplane due to being intoxicated a short time later,” the American Airlines rep said. After he left the plane, the flight departed at 9 pm PT, as scheduled.
That said, American Airlines did not let YG get away with his Twitter rant. They responded to his post, tweeting, “In our culture, every interaction with a customer or team member should be grounded in respect. Please meet us in DMs with more info.”
However, YG tweeted later credited Delta Air Lines for making sure he was able to reach in time for his show.
Meanwhile, rapper Slim 400, who was also on the flight, denied that YG was drunk, TMZ reported.
Slim, who is one of YG's artists, said the trouble started when YG asked the airline's flight attendant if he could change his seat. According to Slim, things escalated due to the flight attendant's reaction to YG's request, which he said was racially motivated.