The American rapper Lil Pump is now persona non grata on JetBlue, who decided to ban him for life following his refusal to wear a mask during a flight that linked Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles on December 26.
« His return booking has been canceled and he is no longer welcome to fly on JetBlue, » a spokesperson for the US airline confirmed. He added, « The safety of all customers and crew is JetBlue’s top priority. »
According to the TMZ website, Lil Pump allegedly insulted the crew, who asked him to put his mask back on his face. TMZ also obtained an exchange from the cockpit with air traffic control, in which the captain detailed the situation on board: the rapper refused to put on his mask, but also he coughed and sneezed excessively hard … To scare the other passengers?
The crew demanded that he be pulled over and « firmly » cropped upon arrival, but according to the Los Angeles airport, no arrests were made. Witnesses said the rapper put on his mask just before landing. After this incident, the rapper continued to insult JetBlue on social networks: “Put *** JetBlue! Fuck everyone who works there! He wrote, adding that Covid-19 does not exist and that he will no longer wear a mask in 2021.