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Busta Rhymes ‘escorted off BA flight by police after furious row with female passenger’

Rapper Busta Rhymes was reportedly escorted off a British Airways flight by police after a row with a passenger in first class.

The 47-year-old hip hop star is said to have gotten into a heated argument with another flyer shortly before taking off in New York.

Busta – real name Trevor George Smith Jr – was flying on Monday evening from JFK airport when the incident is claimed to have taken place.

According to Mail Online, he boarded the flight carrying five bags and became aggravated when the space above his seat was filled with another passengers luggage.

The Gimme Some More hitmaker reportedly shouted: “Who’s got all their stuff in my locker?”

Witnesses on the flight told the publication that the rapper became “agitated, aggressive and rude”.

They claim that he insulted a female passenger and was consequently met by police officers when he landed in London at 6.52am on Tuesday.

One passenger told the publication: “Busta got on the plane and saw that this woman had put her luggage in his section of the overhead locker.

“He turned around and demanded to know whose stuff it was.

“This woman stood up and said the bags belonged to her.”

They went on to explain that the star became angry and demanded to know why the woman had used his locker.

The passenger continued: “He told her to move her stuff immediately.

“He began shouting and behaving extremely aggressively and the woman was getting more and more upset, she began crying.”

Rapper Busta Rhymes performs during The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Tour at Festival Pier at Penn's Landing on July 13, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

AIR RAGE: Busta Rhymes was reportedly involved in a heated argument with a fellow flyer (Pic: GETTY )

Busta Rhymes in Concert during "Area2" Festival in Northern California at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California, United States.

NOT HAPPY: Busta reportedly became angry when a fellow passenger used his overhead locker (Pic: GETTY )

According to the passenger, the woman’s husband intervened and told Busta to stop being rude to his wife.

They continued “He said that he was upsetting her when she was clearly happy to move her things.

“The husband was trying to diffuse the situation, to which Busta replied, ‘Let’s go, homeboy’.”

However, things quickly became more heated and BA staff were called to intervene.

They reportedly took Busta to the first class galley and attempted to calm him down but he returned to his seat.

The rest of the flight passed without any further problems but ups arrival in London, the singer was escorted off the plane by Metropolitan Police officers.

 Busta Rhymes walks the red carpet at the official grand opening party for Mohegan Sun's new ultra-lounge, novelle, on Saturday, June 22, 2019, in Uncasville, Connecticut.

HELPING HAND: Busta was reportedly escorted off the flight by police officers after the row (Pic: GETTY )

However, he wasn’t arrested.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: “Officers at Heathrow were requested by the airline of an inbound plane to Heathrow Airport from the US to attend following an alleged verbal altercation involving several passengers.

“They boarded the plane once it had landed at approximately 6:52am on Tuesday 30 July and spoke to the parties involved. There were no reported injuries, and no offences disclosed. The passengers concerned then proceeded with their journeys.”

Daily Star Online has contacted Busta Rhymes representatives for comment.


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