The rap collective Migos, best known for the song “Bad and Boujee,” is accusing Delta Air Lines of racial profiling after being booted off a plane while en route to a concert in Des Moines, Iowa on Friday, reports Variety.
According to the outlet, the group’s members—Quavo, Offset, and Takeoff—were flying first class from Atlanta to Iowa when a flight attendant noticed that one of Takeoff’s bags was in the aisle instead of the overhead storage bin. After the flight attendant approached the group about the bag there was an exchange of words that resulted in Takeoff being kicked off of the flight, the source wrote.
Variety said although he was the only one told to leave the other two group members and their manager got off of the flight as well.
Following the incident, Delta said in a statement to Variety that it removed Takeoff from the flight because he failed to follow instructions:
“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’”
The group’s manager said Takeoff left his bag in the aisle because he was sleeping, and he believes the group was racially profiled.
According to the New York Daily News, in efforts to resolve the issue, Delta gave the group an entire plane to themselves so they could make their concert on time.
What are your thoughts about the incident? Do you think it’s tied to racial profiling, or were they simply kicked off for not following the rules? Sound off in the comments.