Busta Rhymes reportedly escorted off flight after dispute over luggage
Rapper Busta Rhymes was reportedly escorted off a flight in London on Tuesday following an alleged spat over luggage.
The hitmaker had just landed at Heathrow Airport on a flight from New York when police officials were called onto the plane, according to the Daily Mail.
Sources tell the outlet the 47-year-old lost his cool during a dispute over his hand luggage.
In video of the alleged altercation, Busta can be heard accusing another passenger of “patronizing” him.
An eyewitness tells the Mail the rapper, whose real name is Trevor George Smith Jr., was “aggressive and rude” towards a woman on the flight, who had used his locker for her items.
As he began allegedly reprimanding the woman, asking her to move her stuff, her husband intervened.
“He said that he (Busta) was upsetting her when she was clearly happy to move her things,” the source added.
In the video footage, Smith can be heard saying, “We’re all grown. There’s no reason for you to voluntarily include yourself in something that has nothing to do with you. She was patronizing me, I said, ‘OK, we’ll handle it when we get off the plane.’”
A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police has confirmed officers were asked to board the plane at Heathrow “following an alleged verbal altercation involving several passengers”.
No arrests were made.