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Taylor Hicks -- I 'Banged' My Way Onto an Airplane

4/2/2011 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Former 'American Idol' champ Taylor Hicks pulled a full-on rock star move to force his way onto an airplane in Atlanta after nearly missing his flight.

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Taylor gave us the blow-by-blow when he got off his Delta flight from Atlanta to NYC on Friday -- telling us, "They wouldn't let me in so I had to call the higher-ups. We banged on the door to the plane as it was leaving."

Hicks -- the oldest 'Idol' winner ever -- might be exaggerating his pull with the airline just a bit. Officials at Hartsfield Airport in Atlanta tell us they have no record of Hicks' flight being held up ... and they suspect he merely knocked on the jetway door shortly after it closed.

Still, he did make it on the plane. Today a 757 ... tomorrow, the Top 40.


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PhilipMarkum    

*** Who is he again? ***

1280 days ago
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depecheaholic    

If any "normal" person did this, they would be arrested. What makes him so special?

1280 days ago
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tilly    

Hey, he had to get to NY. And aren't you the one who said he banged on the door? Love that dude. Great show tonight.

1280 days ago
4.

niles    

Next time, try being on time like the rest of us.

1280 days ago
5.

thetruth    

That's Taylor ****ING Hicks and he still has major mojo!!! Love that man!

1280 days ago
6.

keeping it real    

He still has a career? SAD!!!
4 REALZ

1280 days ago
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PRO US    

What happened to his private jet?

1280 days ago
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gablegirl    

How do we know that his flight into Atlanta wasn't late - happens all the time - very tight connections - and believe me, they do not always wait for connecting passengers.

1279 days ago
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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

this story reminds me of ballon boy

1279 days ago
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Truth    

DUDE IS A Z-MINUS LISTER!!!! HE GOT DROPPED FROM HIS LABEL EONS AGO. NOW HE'S A LOW PUB AND CLUB LOUNGE SINGER. HE'S LUCKY A CAB WILL STOP FOR HIM LET ALONE A COMMERCIAL AIRLINE. CAN U GO ANY LOWER ON THE CELEB TOTEM POLE, TMZ?? REALLY, WHO CARESSSSS!

#DUDE_IS_NOT_WINNER

1279 days ago
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george clooney    

#10 @Truth...DUDE IS A Z-MINUS LISTER!!!! HE GOT DROPPED FROM HIS LABEL EONS AGO. NOW HE'S A LOW PUB AND CLUB LOUNGE SINGER. HE'S LUCKY A CAB WILL STOP FOR HIM LET ALONE A COMMERCIAL AIRLINE. CAN U GO ANY LOWER ON THE CELEB TOTEM POLE, TMZ?? REALLY, WHO CARESSSSS!
Posted at 4:47 AM on Apr 2, 2011 by Truth
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One thing about Taylor....he will always be ahead of YOU! Always! I notice that you never have anything good to say on TMZ and I say to myself "Who da hell is this guy anyways?"

1279 days ago
12.

Andyace    

This is news?, Goober knocks on an airplane door... Earth ****tering. What a hack!

1279 days ago
13.

Valstann    

uh.. and you are ?
and if we knew ..do you think we actually care ?

1279 days ago
14.

LiLa    

Actually, Taylor Hicks was on Forbe's top ten earning Idols list last year. His career seems to be moving along just fine.

1279 days ago
15.

NotJustAnotherName    

Can you say "Lounge Lizzard", LOL

1279 days ago
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