Lil Pump is no longer allowed to fly on JetBlue Airways after the controversial rapper allegedly refused to abide by the airline’s COVID-19 safety protocols and wouldn’t wear a face mask during a recent flight, even appearing to fake COVID-19 symptoms at one point.
The 20-year-old Florida rapper, whose real name is Gazzy Garcia, boarded a JetBlue flight on Sunday (Dec. 27) from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles when he got into an argument with crew members.
A JetBlue representative confirmed to Fox News on Tuesday (Dec. 29) that Garcia “became verbally abusive with crew members after being asked multiple times and refusing to comply with JetBlue’s face covering policy.”
TMZ reports that the rapper was also “sneezing and coughing into a blanket without his mask.” The publication was quick to note that the coughing and sneezing could have been fake.
His return reservation “was canceled and he is no longer welcome to fly on JetBlue,” JetBlue rep Derek Dombrowski said. “The safety of all customers and crewmembers is JetBlue’s first priority.”
On Monday (Dec. 28), Pump posted on Instagram, and then deleted, a video message in which he said:
F*ck JetBlue, f*ck everybody that work in there, n*gga. Y’all bitches some bums. All 2020-21, I ain’t wearing no mask, I ain’t gotta wear no f*cking mask b*tch, Corona’s fake. Bye.Lil Pump
However, according to a report on TMZ, Lil Pump did finally put his mask back on before the end of the flight, after being told that airport police had been called and would be waiting for him at LAX.