Jason Derulo Slams American Airline
Jason Derulo lashed out at American Airlines after an incident at Miami International Airport on Wednesday, February 8, claiming that he and his staff were subjected to “racial discrimination.”
The singer, 27, took to Instagram on Wednesday to claim that he was mistreated by airline employees after a dispute about baggage fees.
“I spent millions on your airline throughout the past ten years between myself and my entire staff but have still experienced racial discrimination today at miami airport!!!” Derulo wrote in an Instagram message to American Airlines.
“Called 15 police officers on me as if I’m a criminal! It’s not ok that when you find out who I am the gears change! F–k that!! I want answers.”
In a video posted on the website, Derulo said that he is a Concierge Key member of American Airlines, which allows him to bring unlimited bags onto the plane. The airline later told Local 10 News that most elite customers receive three checked bags for free. A police report obtained by the ABC affiliate states that an American Airlines employee approached an officer after the group arrived at 4:15 p.m. for a 5 p.m. flight and said that they “all smelled of marijuana and were starting to get aggressive.” The employee then declined assistance from the officer.