Rich The Kid Accuses American Airlines of Racial Profiling, Company Denies His Claims
Following a recent incident on an American Airlines flight that saw his manager get arrested, Rich The Kid is now accusing the airline of racial profiling.
The incident occurred on Tuesday (Jan. 9) in Los Angeles, when the rapper's manager allegedly got into an argument with flight attendants after Rich The Kid tried to use the bathroom before the flight reached the gate. The attendants asked the rhymer to sit down, but he refused. As a result, Rich's manager threatened to cut the flight attendants' heads off.
As the two finally exited the plane, Rich and his manager were met by police, where the artist then documented what happened. In a video posted to social media, the rapper says, "We get racially profiled on the plane ’cause I'm Black... Do not ride American Airlines. This is Rich The Kid speaking, and I'm letting you know that American Airlines will racially profile you."
In a statement given to XXL, an American Airlines spokesperson denies the claims, saying, "No racial profiling occurred."
The spokesperson also confirmed an arrest took place, telling us, "Law enforcement was called after two passengers verbally assaulted our crew and customers. One of those passengers was arrested by law enforcement."
In related Rich The Kid news, the artist recently announced his Rich Forever 4 project is coming soon. "Rich Forever 4 is on the way *PAY ATTENTION*," the rapper tweeted. "I'm dropping the best rap album of 2018!" he said in another tweet.
Check out footage of Rich The Kid's run-in with police below.
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