This has been one crazy week for some of VH1’s reality stars. First, rapper T.I. gets into a brawl with champion boxer Floyd Mayweather, and now TMZ has reported that Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’s Benzino (who hung out with T.I. that weekend) was thrown off of a plane in Chicago, giving a verbal onslaught in the process.
While the site is still trying to piece together what happened, eyewitnesses said Benzino was asked to leave the plane during a stopover in Chicago on his flight from Las Vegas to Atlanta. Apparently the flight attendant questioned Benzino about his seat and before you know it, Benzino started .
In the NSFW video obtained by TMZ, you can see Benzino yelling at an unseen attendant calling him an “idiot,” and “racist bastard,” which was then followed by a slew of F-bombs. As the camera continues to roll, you can see Benzino’s fianceé, Althea "Thi Thi" Heart, walking on and off the plane getting their belongings as Benzino continued to assert, there was “nothing wrong,” and “everybody on the plane said it wasn’t our fault.” Finally, Benzino is heard asking for the names of the staff members on the plane saying he intends to sue.
Click here to see the NSFW video of Benzino cursing at the flight attendant!
TMZ was told that Benzino left the plane without further incident, and the police were not called to the scene. Later, Benzino hopped on Twitter and Instagram to let fans know that he was the victim of prejudice, quoting the late author, Maya Angelou, “Prejudice is a burned that confuses the past, threatens the future, and renders the present inaccessible.”
“THIS IS WHY I GOT UPSET ABOUT ME AND THI THI BEING KICKED OFF A PLANE BECAUSE WE WEE QUESTIONED ABOUT OUR 3 BUSINESS CLASS SEATS THE WE PURCHASED. IT' SAD THAT AFTER ALL THESE YEARS THAT THIS BEHAVIOUR STILL EXISTS! R I P MAYA ANGELOU,” Zino captioned the quote. Benzino continued to post several of Dr. Angelou’s quotes on the atrocities of racism, stating that he “won’t” be defeated by it, and that he was raised by his parents to “ LOVE ALL RACES!!! WE ARE ALL GODS CHILDREN THEREFORE WE ARE ALL EQUAL!!”
Source: TMZ Benzino on Instagram