Jason Derulo has had it with American Airlines and wants the world to know it.
The singer claims he was disrespected, cussed out by a pilot and confronted by 15 cops after a heated incident at Miami International Airport. TMZ reports that Jason and his crew of eight arrived at the airport for a flight to LAX on Wednesday. Jason says he’s a preferred flying member and almost always flies American, but the AA staffer was rude and said he couldn’t check his almost 20 bags.
Sources say that Derulo may have arrived too late to check the bags, so a member of his team stayed behind and tried checking the bags on a later flight. That’s when things took a turn for the worse. Jason and his team were reportedly on the plane and it had pulled away from the gate when his cell phone rang and the guy he left with the bags said AA wanted to charge him $6K for the excess luggage.
Derulo was livid and demanded that the plane go back to the gate so he could get off. He claims the pilot went nuts on him, and the cops were waiting as he got off. He added that if he wasn’t Jason Derulo and was just a random Black guy instead, he’d be in jail. However, a source from the airline denies any racist claims, saying that even their elite customers receive three free checked bags, but Jason’s one friend tried to check 19 bags.
The singer took to IG to vent about the incident, captioning the photo above, “I spent millions on your airline throughout the past ten years between myself and my entire staff but have still experienced racial discrimination today at Miami airport!!! Called 15 police officers on me as if I’m a criminal! It’s not ok that when you find out who I am the gears change! F*** that!! I want answers.”
No arrests were made at the airport and as of now, no charges filed from either party.