Lil Pump Banned from JetBlue Airlines for Refusing to Wear a Mask
Lil Pump may be traveling with some tighter flight restrictions in 2021.
On Monday (Dec. 28), TMZ reported that Lil Pump has been banned from JetBlue Airlines for failing to abide by COVID-19 safety protocols. According to a representative at JetBlue, the Harvard Dropout rhymer refused to wear a mask after getting into a verbal altercation with crew members on Saturday (Dec. 26).
The rapper’s purported issues with JetBlue reportedly began after he refused to wear his mask during the trip from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. to Los Angeles. At some point, someone on the plane asked Pump to wear the mask, Pump refused and later began sneezing and coughing into a blanket, which TMZ notes could have been purposeful.
The 20-year-old rapper eventually complied with the airline, but he took his complaints to social media. On Instagram, Pump explained how he would no longer be wearing masks because he thinks the Coronavirus is fake.
“Fuck JetBlue, fuck everybody that work in there, nigga,” Lil Pump began in the since-deleted video. “Y’all bitches some bums. All 2020-21, I ain’t wearing no mask, I ain’t gotta wear no fucking mask bitch, Corona’s fake. Bye.”
JetBlue reportedly called LAX Airport Police to be on standby. However, the “Esskeetit” rapper does not appear to have been arrested. LAX Airport Police also shared that no arrest or incident involving the rapper was recorded.
To hear that Pump, who aligned himself with President Trump during the 2020 Presidential Election this past fall, would mostly ignore orders to wear a mask on a plane isn’t all that surprising. Since bursting onto the scene, he’s been going against the grain with shocking announcements pretty much every other month, so this would be no different.
XXL has reached out to JetBlue and Lil Pump’s team for comments on the matter.
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