Azealia Banks has slammed Aer Lingus in a series of videos posted on her Instagram Stories, claiming she has been “banned” from the airline.
The American rapper was meant to be flying from Gatwick Airport to Dublin ahead of her gig at The Academy on Tuesday night but she left the flight before take-off.
In the video, Banks said that she’d had a “travel day from hell” after reportedly getting into an argument with a member of Aer Lingus staff.
She said, "The lady is like... asking me some questions. And since I didn't have an answer for her, she went a couple of seats over and she's just like staring at me.
"She goes to the captain of the plane and lies and says that I said, 'Oh don't stare at me, I'll sort you out'. I'm from New York City, I don't say s**t like that, I don't use that kind of slang."
The rapper said she was treated “like a wild animal” but that her Dublin gig would go ahead after her manager booked her onto a new flight with a different airline.
She continued, “Every time I come to the UK, they always make some s**t with these airline people. They are always starting s*** with me. I had my bags deep in the plane and the lady was asking me some questions.
"They crowded round me like I'm some sort of animal saying, ‘We're going to have a problem.’ I get off the plane. I've worked too hard in my life to be cornered by some ugly Irish b***h. They are ugly Irish women here."
Aer Lingus released a statement that said, "Aer Lingus can confirm that two guests scheduled to fly on 10.55am flight from London Gatwick to Dublin (EI233) this morning disembarked themselves prior to departure.
"The guests in question got off the plane safely of their own accord, while all other guests remained on board. As they had luggage in the hold, the flight was delayed while that luggage was sourced.
"The flight departed Gatwick at 12.07pm and landed in Dublin at 1.22pm. Aer Lingus has a strict no-tolerance policy towards disruptive guest behaviour.
"The safety and security of our guests and crew remains our first priority."