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29 July 19: BA112 [JFK-LHR] incident in F cabin

Old Jul 30, 2019, 9:52 am
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At least 3 FlyerTalkers were onboard and have posted eyewitness reports. Excerpts and direct links follow

All reports implicate a musical artist/rapper named Busta Rhymes.

Originally Posted by 87CTA
  • Artist boards and his handler begins packing away his bags in the overheads. To note … the artist brought 4 carryon bags … which meant regardless of the situation that he would have struggled to easily find space (especially as the cabin was full). It was apparent that the handler was having trouble finding space and the artist began getting irate … asking “whose stuff is this” … my wife replied, “mine” … artist responds “move your stuff”.
  • I could tell immediately that this would only end in an argument so I suggested to my wife that she just move her bags to avoid confrontation … my wife quite rightfully responded “why should I, we are supposed to share this bin” … this is when the artist flew off the handle: “move your stuff, now” … he was towering over my wife’s seat and she was terrified … I stood up and asked him to “not be so rude to my wife” and to “leave it” to which he responded with “then let’s go, homeboy … essentially offering me to fight him!!!!
Originally Posted by 81romeo
A woman started to cry and the situation escalated very quickly. I then jumped in as I can't tolerate any case of abusive behaviour. He threatened me personally because I jumped in. The CSD got involved. The Captain decided to not offload him (don't ask me why because we really don't know, we were all shocked at his judgment call). Instead, the crew asked if any of us would feel safer by taking the next flight.
Originally Posted by Realitycheck
The cabin staff did an excellent job at controlling the situation. Albeit they admitted being fearful as we all were. BR was traveling with his handler and 6 members of his entourage.
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29 July 19: BA112 [JFK-LHR] incident in F cabin

Old Jul 30, 2019, 3:05 am
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Originally Posted by PAL62V
This is like one of those Facebook posts where someone says "Feeling so sad" and is followed by a hundred comments of "You OK hun?".

No link to any report, no names, ne details at all. Move on - nothing to see here.....
What is the name for the FT equivalent of vaguebooking?
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Old Jul 30, 2019, 3:09 am
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My colleague was in UD Club. He witnessed the captain rush out of the flight deck shortly before the doors were due to close and could hear a fair bit of pandemonium downstairs. One cc member said there had been a “fight” about space in the overhead bins. The captain was spotted placating a couple of angry pyjama clad F passengers at the bottom of the stairs who were demanding the offloading of the musician, a rapper. The rapper could be heard shouting abuse. He was not offloaded and eventually the flight left about 50 mins late. The captain again exited the flight deck mid flight and the rapper was seen at LHR at the end of the air bridge in animated conversation with four police officers.

I have only only just got this information.

The “point” of the “pointless” thread was pretty obvious. To find out more about what happened in the belief that some regulars on this forum may have been on board and willing to share.
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Old Jul 30, 2019, 3:10 am
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I could tell you some tales about musicians and worse. I myself have had a police escort from an aircraft on more than one occasion.

I was, and still am married to him, but don't let's let that get in the way of a good little chat about nothing of great consequence.
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Old Jul 30, 2019, 3:14 am
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When's the next TFTG Pucci ?
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Old Jul 30, 2019, 3:18 am
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When's the next TFTG Pucci ?
You still want one?
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Old Jul 30, 2019, 3:19 am
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Originally Posted by PUCCI GALORE
You still want one?
you bet we do
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Old Jul 30, 2019, 3:21 am
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Just the everyday awkwardness of finding space for hand luggage in 747 first class getting out of control. I can see how it would happen.
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Old Jul 30, 2019, 3:25 am
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The Mail probably weren’t interested because this pales into insignificance alongside the brawl on the P&O cruise ship which is still in the papers 3 days after it happened
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Old Jul 30, 2019, 3:38 am
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Originally Posted by Tiger_lily
The Mail probably weren’t interested because this pales into insignificance alongside the brawl on the P&O cruise ship which is still in the papers 3 days after it happened
Perhaps someone should tell them!
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Old Jul 30, 2019, 3:53 am
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Originally Posted by HFHFFlyer
The captain was spotted placating a couple of angry pyjama clad F passengers at the bottom of the stairs who were demanding the offloading of the musician, a rapper.
Which is it - rapper or musician? 😊
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Old Jul 30, 2019, 4:03 am
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Originally Posted by Misco60
Which is it - rapper or musician? 😊
so nice to have a bit of good natured wit on here every now and then. Makes all the snide, catty comments and enthusiastic protestations of disinterest worth wading through.
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Old Jul 30, 2019, 4:47 am
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Here's my (very amateur) interpretation rap of maybe what happened (use your imagination and make your own simple rap tune)

I'm a man, I'm a man and I got on the plane
No lockers free and there was disdain
I ain't happy, you know what I'm saying
Cos I'm flying first class and I'm the one paying

I'm a VIP and a very good rapper
All dressed up and I look very dapper
I got a bit cross when tried to use the cupboard
An argument happened as I was a bit rubbered

I then spoke to the man who was flying this bird
He said that I was acting like a turd
At the end of the flight I said I want a refund
They said no so I was kinda stunned

I asked about the EC, 261
As the flight was really not much fun
But I did like the Panasonic I.F. E
So I'm a moving on here as there's nothing to see



Anyone think I have potential a future as a rapping songwriter?

OK, OK....I'll get me coat

Pete

Last edited by PETER01; Jul 30, 2019 at 6:00 am Reason: amend rhyming due to 1A reference now posted after my original post
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Old Jul 30, 2019, 4:50 am
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Originally Posted by PETER01
Here's my (very amateur) interpretation rap of maybe what happened (use your imagination and make your own simple rap tune)

I'm a man, I'm a man and I got on the plane
No lockers free and there was disdain
I ain't happy, you know what I'm saying
Cos I'm flying first class and I'm the one the record company's paying

I'm a VIP and a very good rapper
All dressed up and I look very dapper
I got a bit cross when tried to use the cupboard
1A said that's mine but he was rubbered

I then spoke to the man who was flying this bird
I said 1A was acting like a turd
At the end of the flight I said I want a refund
They said no so I was kinda stunned

I asked about the EC, 261
As the flight was really not much fun
But I did like the Panasonic I.F. E
So I'm a moving on here as there's nothing to see



Anyone think I have potential a future as a rapping songwriter?

OK, OK....I'll get me coat
Fixed that for you
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Old Jul 30, 2019, 4:51 am
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Originally Posted by PETER01
Here's my (very amateur) interpretation rap of maybe what happened (use your imagination and make your own simple rap tune)

I'm a man, I'm a man and I got on the plane
No lockers free and there was disdain
I ain't happy, you know what I'm saying
Cos I'm flying first class and I'm the one paying

I'm a VIP and a very good rapper
All dressed up and I look very dapper
I got a bit cross when tried to use the cupboard
1A said that's mine but he was rubbered

I then spoke to the man who was flying this bird
I said 1A was acting like a turd
At the end of the flight I said I want a refund
They said no so I was kinda stunned

I asked about the EC, 261
As the flight was really not much fun
But I did like the Panasonic I.F. E
So I'm a moving on here as there's nothing to see



Anyone think I have potential a future as a rapping songwriter?

OK, OK....I'll get me coat
You taxi is now outside.
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Old Jul 30, 2019, 4:53 am
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Originally Posted by HFHFFlyer
My colleague was in UD Club. He witnessed the captain rush out of the flight deck shortly before the doors were due to close and could hear a fair bit of pandemonium downstairs. One cc member said there had been a “fight” about space in the overhead bins. The captain was spotted placating a couple of angry pyjama clad F passengers at the bottom of the stairs who were demanding the offloading of the musician, a rapper. The rapper could be heard shouting abuse. He was not offloaded and eventually the flight left about 50 mins late. The captain again exited the flight deck mid flight and the rapper was seen at LHR at the end of the air bridge in animated conversation with four police officers.

I have only only just got this information.

The “point” of the “pointless” thread was pretty obvious. To find out more about what happened in the belief that some regulars on this forum may have been on board and willing to share.
Hello,

I was travelling in 1A.

The incident started when the rapper got excited about no overhead space in his locker and started to become aggressive, abusive and rude. I know his name however as Police is now involved I prefer not to share.
A woman started to cry and the situation escalated very quickly. I then jumped in as I can't tolerate any case of abusive behaviour. He threatened me personally because I jumped in. The CSD got involved. The Captain decided to not offload him (don't ask me why because we really don't know, we were all shocked at his judgment call). Instead, the crew asked if any of us would feel safer by taking the next flight.

I personally asked for the Police to meet us at the gate as I felt not safe after his direct threats. I disembarked first escorted by Police and was asked to give a statement.

Police currently investigating. BA currently investigating.

Bottom line - based on Wikipedia this person has multiple convictions for assaults and other stuff...and has been banned from the UK twice already (I only found out on my way home).

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