American singer will.i.am accused a Qantas hostess of racism and claimed she had called the police on a meaningless way after a change with the artist during a domestic flight in Australia, allegations were formally denied by the company Sunday.
In a series of tweets on Saturday, the leader of the Black Eyed Peas group confirmed that the hostess turned out to be "very aggressive" and poisoned things unnecessarily after he failed to hear a flight crew safety instruction.
I am currently on a flight from Brisbane to Sydney.
I'm sorry that I and my group have experienced the worst of …
I don't want to think she's racist.
But she just got frustrated just for the people of color
̵1; will.i .am (@iamwill) November 16, 2019
How to fly your flight from Brisbane to Sydney @qantas with a #RacistFlightattendant named Lorraine Marshall … She knew the police after me because I couldn't hear PA when I did … pic.twitter.com/9xT7WqTUoO  – will.i.am (@iamwill) November 16, 2019
According to William Adams, the singer's real name, the hostess was "more than crazy" and threw oil on the fire by calling the police: five agents waited so will.i.am to land in Sydney after an hour and a half flight from Brisbane. "Thankfully, the other passengers were able to testify that she was out of control," he wrote on Twitter. "The police finally released me."
"A misunderstanding on board"
The singer says he cooperated "promptly and politely" with the police. "I don't want to think she's racist, but she's clearly directed all her frustration at color," he continued. A Qantas spokesman completely rejected the singer's inuendo.
"There was a misunderstanding on board, which seems to have been exacerbated by the fact that will.i.am was wearing a headset and could not hear the crews from the crew," the spokesman said, wishing "the best" to the singer during the rest of his tour . The group played five dates in Australia, the last Saturday in Sydney.
This incident occurred two months after two Australian pop singers, the twins of the duo The Veronicas, were expelled from a Qantas flight by police following a disagreement with the crew about their luggage.