TMZ reports that Kim and Kanye were at the center of a major TSA security violation at JFK airport in New York City yesterday, though TSA says that the couple is not to blame.
Celebrity status often allows people like Kim and Kanye to bypass long lines — and it’s looking like that is exactly what happened.
TSA says that an airline greeter allowed Kimye to skip a key security checkpoint at JFK, and when TSA discovered this had happened, one of its agents yanked the couple off of their flight. The flight to LAX was then detained for about an hour while Kim and Kanye were screened by TSA agents.
"The passengers were cleared to board their flight, which departed after a delay of approximately 50 minutes,” TSA tells the site. “TSA is actively investigating the incident."
The moral of the story: it’s fine if celebs skip long lines when they’re shopping or going out for ice cream. But skipping long lines to avoid TSA security checkpoints? Not such a good idea!