Delta Kicks Off Rap Group Migos from First Class Flight

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Delta Air Lines kicks off the rap group Migos this weekend on their way from Atlanta to Des Moines enroute for a concert for failing to store their carry-on item in the overhead bin.

What’s surprising is that this happened after the plane had already pushed back and was taxiing, raising question as to why the cabin wasn’t fully secure prior to pushback, or if the items were removed after take off. The rapper’s manager claims that the rapper was asleep, so something doesn’t really line up here.

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Per NBC News,

Rap trio Migos was removed from a Delta flight on Friday, just hours before a concert, and their manager is reportedly accusing the airline of racial profiling. 

Migos were on a flight from Atlanta to Des Moines, Iowa, but the plane returned to the gate before it departed to drop off the trio. Their manager told TMZ, which first reported the news, that the three members of the group were in first class, and Takeoff’s bag was on the ground and not in the overhead storage as required.

However, Delta must have realized that they could be in for some bad PR and didn’t want to be accused of racial profiling, so they quickly got the rap group their own aircraft and had them on their way to Des Moines.

You can view the video of the rap group being kicked off here.

Delta has issued the following statement: 

Delta flight 1532 from Atlanta to Des Moines returned to the gate, prior to departure, to deplane several customers seated in the First Class cabin who repeatedly refused to follow crew member instructions to buckle their seatbelts and stow carry-on items in the overhead bins. This is getting special attention as these individuals are from the rap group Migos.
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  1. Delta has issues with carry on baggage and discriminating.
    My family and I were singled out at MIA and told space was limited and we would be forced to check our legal size carry ons. This rule was not applied, not to those before us and not to those behind us. When I asked why we were singled out the Gate Agent threatened us with police action. While we are members of a protected class but not of color, Delta did not apologize and did not arrange private flights.

  2. Teah, it was not the end of the world, I agree. The issue was being singled out and being treated in a manner different than others both before us and after. Till it happens to you it is abstract, when you are told that saying anything will allow them to not let you board and warrant police action it hits you.
    Protected class in this case refers to a specific category which is listed in laws pertaining to discrimination. It does not mean I can take advantage, have oversized carry ons, questionable animal help etc. By the way, I measure my carry on bags from the florr up, the way it should be.

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