On a flight from Sweden to LA, Azealia Banks accused a passenger of trying to ‘racially profile’ her and claimed a crew member ‘assaulted’ her. The airline confirmed that ‘legal authorities’ were contacted in response to an ‘incident.’
Azealia Banks, 28, did not take lightly to the suggestion that she and her boyfriend joined the mile-high club. That’s what a passenger on her flight from Sweden to Los Angeles allegedly claimed, according to what the “212” singer said in a since-deleted video that she shared to Instagram on Aug. 26. “I’m on the SAS [Scandinavian Airlines] flight and this one lady right here thinks that — she thinks that me and my boyfriend were having sex on the plane,” Azealia said in the clip above, all while filming the passenger who attempted to cover her face.
A Scandinavian Airlines crew member got involved, who could be seen approaching Azealia’s seat. All of a sudden, the camera got shaky and the singer cried out, “You just hit me! This lady just hit me on the f***ing flight.” Although it’s unclear who she was directing the accusation at, an unseen woman could be heard saying, “No, I didn’t.” However, in the caption of her Instagram post, Azealia claimed that it was a staff member who allegedly hit her: “Hi SAS, I was just racially profiled and assaulted by your staff on a flight back to LA from Stockholm. Please contact me or my team immediately.”
Scandinavian Airlines confirmed with HollywoodLife that “an incident on the flight to Los Angeles from Arlanda” occurred. Freja Annamatz, Head of Media Relations International, provided the following statement: “A passenger’s behavior toward other passengers and flight staff caused the legal authorities to be contacted, and they were present when the aircraft landed in Los Angeles. We cannot provide any further information surrounding our passengers onboard.” HollywoodLife has also reached out to Azealia’s rep for comment.
This isn’t the first time Azealia has ran into trouble above ground. She claimed she was “banned” from Aer Lingus Flights after an alleged tense confrontation with a stewardess on a Jan. 21 flight, and even called a flight attendant a “f***ing f***ot” while trying to leave a Delta flight at LAX in Sept. 2015.