Passenger Calls Cop On Queer Rapper For Sleeping On Delta Flight

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“He said that he was not comfortable and did not know how Delta allowed ‘someone like me’ to board the plane with him and sit next to him.”

Mykki Blanco

Queer rapper and poet, Mykki Blanco, fell asleep on his Delta Airlines flight — and woke up to find a menacing police officer hovering above him.

In a series of tweets, Blanco detailed the “most bizarre form of homophobia” he experienced on board the plane. The musician said he was traveling from Toronto to Detroit on Friday, and dozed off during the flight. He was woken up by a cop, who was, incidentally, called by the man sitting next to Blanco.

“He said that he was not comfortable and did not know how Delta allowed ‘someone like me’ to board the plane with him and sit next to him,” Blanco said of the passenger.

The excuse itself is ridiculous but what was even more outrageous was that instead of calling out the passenger for his homophobic ideals, the cop instead threatened to arrest Blanco.

“Then I was told by a police officer that an FBI report would be made from our ‘interaction,’ except I did not interact,” said the understandably confused rapper. “I was told I would ‘go to jail’ if I continued to ask questions about why this police officer was giving preferential treatment to this man.”

 

 

 

“I was then told I could file a report myself and give “my side of the story”... but the entire incident itself is fabricated,” ended Blanco.

 

 

 

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Soon after Blanco let loose his frustrations on social media, sympathetic people flooded his account and told him to file a lawsuit against the airline.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Delta quickly reached out to the musician over Twitter and apologized for the incident, stating “discrimination of any kind isn’t tolerated.”

 

 

 

 

 

Since the incident, Blanco has relayed more messages to Delta and hopes the company comes forward to “provide proof that I slept through the entire flight.”

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