Derulo’s ‘airport shouting match’
Jason Derulo found himself in an unexpected frantic situation while rushing to make a show in Los Angeles.
The 25-year-old Talk Dirty singer was travelling through Nevada on Saturday with his entourage in tow.
Jason, his security and other members of his team wanted to pass through the airport quickly, as he needed to catch a flight to make his evening performance at the Pandora Summer Crush event, held at famous Los Angeles venue L.A. Live.
But TMZ reports Jason and his crew were denied the opportunity to go through security faster via TSA precheck because the airport’s system was down.
The fiasco escalated and apparently things got ugly.
“Derulo and his team got pissed and started shouting at an airport employee,” the website writes, noting the screaming match resulted in most of them being denied entry onto the flight at all.
According to the outlet Jason and his team went through security anyway, even though some of them were told not to board the plane. It’s claimed police intervened soon after, as airport officers came onto the flight and removed part of the musician’s party from the aircraft.
A representative for Jason informed the website the fallout started after he asked for an official employee to escort himself and his entourage to their flight since TSA precheck was down. The TSA precheck clearance allows those who qualify to pre-register before a flight, so they can skip the normal security check process on site and save minutes or potentially hours from their travel time.
Jason’s rep claims the airport refused his escort request and demanded a few members of his entourage stay grounded, although he was allowed onto the plane.
But since a few of his crew decided to ignore airport orders, they sent the cops onto the aircraft to remove them from the fuselage.
“We’re told he's currently on a private jet to make it to his show in LA tonight and they're extremely upset with the way Southwest Airlines handled the situation,” the website writes.
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