Meek Mill branded the flight attendant of a private jet racist and refused to fly after he and his entourage were asked if they were smoking weed as they boarded a flight out of New York City on Saturday.
The Philadelphia rapper uploaded a clip of the confrontation on his Instagram story, with the caption, ‘He asked if we was smoking weed on his plane … we just got on 20 seconds ago … racist p***y slowed my whole day up??? I need to book a plane in NYC ASAP!!
‘His energy from when we walked up I knew he racist! Just look what company is this jet under.’
It is unclear to which company the private jet belonged and what Mill meant by his comment about it. Dailymail.com has reached out to the company believed to have flown the rapper, but have not heard back.
Mill, born Robert Williams, also declined to share if he or anyone in his crew had weed on them or if they had smoked prior to boarding, which could have led to the flight attendant’s accusation.
The video drew a mix of reactions from social media users, with some defending his actions and others calling him ‘petty’ and accusing him of ‘playing the race card.’
Meek Mill called the flight attendant of a private jet racist for accusing he and his entourage of smoking weed
The 37-year old rapper was boarding the flight when the flight attendant asked if they were smoking marijuana
Mill ended up leaving the flight after confronting the apologetic worker
The video begins after the flight attendant allegedly pressed Mill and his friends about smoking weed.
‘You just said we was smoking on a plane and we just came on here 30 seconds ago, and you’re asking us if we were smoking on this plane,’ Mill says, calmly, from his seat. ‘We just stepped on here 30 seconds ago.’
The attendant apologizes and replies, ‘Because I smell it.’
Mill says, ‘But where we gonna smoke if we just stepped on here 30 seconds ago? Just look, where would a blunt be rolled up at?’
He moves the camera and shows his friends sitting in the cabin behind him before the attendant apologizes again and says, ‘I’m going to try and fix the problem.’
However, Mill decides at that point that he would rather not stay on the flight and says, ‘Let us get off the plane, just let us, I don’t feel safe on this plane anyway. Yeah, come on let’s open the door. You acting real racist right now, real crazy ‘was we smoking weed?’ F**k wrong with you?’
Meek Mill attended the Fabolous’ Halloween Party at Harbor New York City on October 31
The attendant agrees and starts opening the hatch as the video ends.
Mill wrote on social media that he was going from New York City to Atlanta the night before Halloween, but ended up staying in Manhattan for the Fabolous Halloween Party at Harbor New York City on October 31.
The interaction split social media users as some supported Mill’s handling of the situation and his decision to get off the flight. Twitter user Jordan Crypto wrote, ‘Meek did the right thing here. Hope he got refunded though’ and User kingsmom added, ‘Smoking it before hand .. [is] NOT smoking on the plane.’
Social media users were split on their reactions, with some defending him and others calling him ‘petty’
But others argued that Mill blew the situation out of proportion by bringing up race and that the flight attendant was doing his job. Twitter User L Bardsley wrote, ‘Probably smoked it before and it’s a disgusting smell that lingers on people’ and User Certified Depressed Bears Fan wrote, ‘If anything Meek Mill was being petty af.’
User TJ Stan added, ‘So did u smoke before u got on the plane or did u carry it on just curious if not then maybe he has a problem but if u smell like herb why wouldn’t he ask u hahahah.’
But Mill’s confrontation with the flight attendant isn’t the only grievance the rapper has aired in the past few days. The incident came just days after Mill claimed in a since-deleted tweet that he hasn’t been paid for his music by his record label.
The tweet read, ‘I haven’t get paid from music and i don’t know how much money labels make off me!!!!! i need lawyers asap!!!’
He continued, ‘Ask the record label? how much have you spent on me as a artist? then you ask how much have you made off me as a artist?’ I’m about to make my record deal public by monday just to let the world see what these people on!!!’
It’s unclear if Meek’s grievance is with Atlantic Records or Maybach Music Group, both of which he has been signed under. The tweets come nearly a month after he released Expensive Pain, his fifth album.