Rapper Busta Rhymes was flying British Airways first class from New York JFK to London Heathrow on Monday on board flight BA112. When he boarded he found that a passenger in the middle of row 2 was using bin space above his aisle seat.
British Airways Boeing 777 First Class
Mr. Rhymes asked the woman to move her belongings out of the bin above his seat and over to the other side of the cabin. He wanted his stuff above his seat. She reportedly broke down in tears. Her husband stepped to, telling Busta not to be so rude. Busta refers to the husband as “home boy.”
That’s when a frequent flyer who posts to Flyertalk reports interceding. They exchanged words. The passenger in seat 4A gets the attention of flight attendants. The Cabin Services Director shows up and asks whether everyone was comfortable flying or would need to get off the flight. The captain made the decision to fly with everyone, including the esteemed Mr. Rhymes, still on board. They were 30 minutes delayed, and were met by police on arrival at Heathrow. Another poster who was on the flight corroborates the account.
Busta rhymes was traveling “with his handler and 6 members of his entourage” enroute to perform on Mykonos.