Daily Mail: Busta Rhymes Pulled off Airplane by Police after Heated Interaction with Passengers
Busta Rhymes was escorted out of a plane by police when his flight landed in London last Tuesday, following a heated discussion with a woman over storage space.
According to the Daily Mail, Busta Rhymes was one of the last passengers to board a London-bound British Airways flight from JFK Airport on Monday night, July 29.
He reportedly entered the plane just before the doors were closed, and had five carry-on bags with him.
However, as the rapper proceeded to put his luggage in the overhead compartment of his first-class seat, he noticed someone had used part of his space and immediately grew angry.
An unnamed witness told Mail Online that Busta “became agitated, aggressive and rude” as he demanded to know whose stuff was in his place. That’s when a British woman in her late 20s came forward, willing to remove her stuff.
“This British woman stood up and said the bags belonged to her,” the witness stated. “[Busta] was ranting and raving, getting really angry and demanding to know why she had used his locker. He told her to move her stuff immediately.”
Rhymes allegedly displayed extremely aggressive behavior, and the woman got so upset that she started crying.
When the woman’s husband tried to intervene, telling Busta that there was no need to be so rude to his wife, the rapper reportedly replied: “Let’s go, homeboy.”
The argument got even more heated after that, and other passengers asked British Airways staff to step in.
The airplane’s crew allegedly reprimanded Rhymes and spoke to him on the side to calm him down.
Rhymes and some of the other passengers were given a chance to leave the plane and board a different flight to London, but they all refused and told the Captain there wouldn’t be any more problems during the trip.
At their arrival in London, officers from the Metropolitan police escorted Busta off the plane, but he wasn’t arrested, and there weren’t any charges filed.
A representative for the MET Police said in a statement:
“Officers at Heathrow were requested by the airline of an inbound plane to Heathrow Airport from the US to attend following an alleged verbal altercation involving several passengers.”
“They boarded the plane once it had landed at approximately 6:52 am on Tuesday 30 July and spoke to the parties involved. There were no reported injuries, and no offenses disclosed. The passengers concerned then proceeded with their journeys.”
On the other hand, a British Airways spokesperson said:
“Our cabin crew and captain reassured all the customers involved. All those in the cabin were given the option of moving away, and the flight did not depart until everyone confirmed that they were happy to continue.”
Busta performed on the Greek island of Mykonos on Thursday and is set to perform at the Untold Festival in Romania on Friday.