American Airlines' Response to Rapper Boosie BadAzz's 'Racist' Claims & Profane Rant
American Airlines has responded after rapper Boosie Badazz accused them of racism in an expletive-filled social media rant.
Over the weekend, Boosie, whose birth name is Torrence Hatch Jr., launched into an Instagram rant about how an “American Airlines” employee refused to let he and his kids board a flight from Charlotte, N.C., to Michigan.
Boosie BadAzz puts American Airlines worker on blast:— XXL Magazine (@XXL) June 9, 2019
“I hope y’all planes crash.”https://t.co/N5H7kBPp1L
In the post, Boosie, 36, accused the airline of racism while also using homophobic and racial slurs. He said the employee made him miss his pool party and went as far as wishing a “head on collision” (sic) and death on the employee and his family. At some point, he also said he hopes the airline’s “planes crash.”
In their response, American Airlines claimed that surveillance footage shows Boosie arrived to board his flight after the plane’s doors had been shut.
The statement, published by Fox News, reads:
“Torrance [sic] Hatch’s allegations concerned us, so we immediately began an investigation into his travel experience that including reviewing airport video footage. Mr. Hatch’s inbound flight from Jackson, Miss., to Charlotte, N.C., this past Saturday was delayed, and he arrived at the gate for his connecting flight to Grand Rapids, Mich., after the airplane door had been closed.”
The airline further admitted that “misconnections are frustrating,” and clarified that Boosie was not allowed to board only because the door was shut by the time he arrived.
“We immediate rebooked Mr. Hatch and his family for a later flight, which is our standard procedure for missed connections,” they added.
According to Fox News, the airline’s records show that Boosie and his family chose to continue to Detroit instead of Michigan because the flight for Detroit was leaving sooner.
The “Superbad” rapper is yet to react to American Airlines’ response, but he’s gotten a lot of backlash for his initial profanity-heavy post.
The Shade Room shared a censored version of Boosie’s post, and social media users have been calling him out for his inappropriate comments, especially after it turned out he was late to the boarding gate.
“I understand boosies frustration, but you can’t wish that a plane crash man,” wrote one user.
“He was late,” pointed out another. “Man Boosie NOBODY gets those privileges.”
A third user observed that the rapper took things way too far:
“Boosie took his frustration and words to a whole ‘nother level. He totally went off into the deep in. Our words are so powerful and he basically wished the worst upon himself by wishing the worst onto others. Help us all and keep us all protected, physically and mentally."
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