Vic Mensa’s recent trip to the airport didn’t turn out so well.
The Chicago native was booted off American Airlines for causing a ruckus before boarding his flight. He says the incident began when he was defended a woman who an American Airline’s employee was being rude to, and since he doesn’t “tolerate that disrespect s—” he had to step in to defend the woman. The incident left the “Wolves” singer extremely angry and he blasted American Airlines on Twitter for their unfair treatment.
“KICKED OFF THE FLIGHT ON @AmericanAir SMH. ALL FOR TELLING THE TICKET MAN TO WATCH HIS MOUTH SPEAKING TO A WOMAN IN LINE,” he wrote in a series of now-deleted tweets. “I DONT TOLERATE THAT DISRESPECT SHIT. @AmericanAir HAD US WAITING 5 HOURS AND HAD THE NERVE TO BE YELLING AT MFS.”
F— YOU @AmericanAir YOU’RE LOSING ALL MY BUSINESS I FLY AT LEAST 7 PEOPLE WITH YOU WEEKLY NOW 0,” he signed off.
Then Mensa went on Snapchat to further explain what happened. Here’s the transcript below (courtesy of Pitchfork):
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 bulls— 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 s— 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, ‘F— 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, ‘F— 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 s— that’s happen in my life.’
These n—-s bring me inside to come talk to the FBI, motherf—ing super fingerprint DNA testing me and s—. The moral of the story here is I don’t give a f— 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 bulls—, 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 ‘F— you’ for Vic Mensa ’cause y’all did him wrong. He flies with you all the time.”
American Airlines has since reached out to Mensa over his unfair treatment at the airport. There’s no word if the issue got resolved or not.
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— American Airlines (@AmericanAir) August 25, 2016