Airline responds after Boosie claims he was racially profiled at airport

Boosie (Photo credit: Instagram – @officialboosieig)

American Airlines is striking back at Boosie after the Baton Rouge rapper blasted the company for racial profiling.

Boosie was attempting to board a plane from Jackson, Mississippi, to Grand Rapids, Michigan, when he allegedly was denied entry. He shared his thoughts on the incident in a post on social media

“American Airlines is racist,” Boosie wrote. “The man who just refused to let me get on the plane with my kids is a b—- a– hater. If I ever see you again, I’m going to spit in your f—- face … The captain told you that we could be let on, but you did not want us on because of your jealousy towards me.”

On Wednesday, June 12, American Airlines issued a statement saying that Boosie was too late to board the flight.

“[Boosie] Mr. Torrence Hatch’s inbound flight from Jackson, Miss., to Charlotte, N.C., this past Saturday was delayed, and he arrived at the gate for his connecting flight to Grand Rapids, Mich., after the airplane door had been closed,” the statement reads.

“Misconnections are frustrating but [Mr. Hatch] was not denied boarding for any other reason than he arrived after the door had already closed. We immediately rebooked Mr. Hatch and his family for a later flight, which is our standard procedure for missed connections.”

Boosie has yet to publicly responded to American Airlines’ official statement.

A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Follow his journey on Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.



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