The Black Eyed Peas singer, whose real name is William Adams, was on a Qantas flight from Brisbane to Sydney Friday when an incident occurred that made him air his grievances on Twitter.
The “Voice UK” judge, 49, wrote: “I’m currently on a flight from Brisbane to Sydney. I’m sorry to say me and my group have experienced they worse [sic] service due to a overly aggressive flight attendant.”
“I don’t want to believe she racist. But she has clearly aimed all her frustrations only at the people of colour,” he added.
This is how your greeted when you land from Brisbane to Sydney flying @qantas with a #RacistFlightattendant named Lorraine Marshall…She sent the police after me bacause I couldn’t hear the P.A while making beats on the plane wearing noise canceling headphones… pic.twitter.com/9xT7WqTUoO— will.i.am (@iamwill) November 16, 2019
I’m currently on a flight from Brisbane to Sydney.
I’m sorry to say me and my group have experienced they worse service due to a overly aggressive flight attendant…
I don’t want to believe she racist.
But she has clearly aimed all her frustrations only at the people of colour
The issue reportedly started when the musician couldn’t hear announcements over the PA system because he was wearing noise-canceling headphones.
“@Qantas I was making music wearing noise canceling headphones on the plane… I’m sorry i couldn’t hear the P.A…I complied when she’s tapped me on the shoulder to put my laptop away… It’s sad that your #RacistFlightAttendant sent the police…” will.i.am wrote.
He then described how he was met by five police officers when the flight landed and felt “intimidated.”