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Kim & Kanye

TSA Investigating

JFK Security Breach [Update]

2/13/2013 11:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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2:00 PM PT -- 
A rep for American Airlines tells TMZ ... the company is taking responsibility for the incident, explaining, "This was a lapse in judgment by one of our employees."

AA adds, "We’re working closely with the TSA and speaking to the individuals involved to better understand what happened."

But the airline says the 50-minute delay wasn't ENTIRELY due to the Kimye incident ... saying, "It was delayed in part ... because a number of connecting bags were delayed getting to the aircraft."

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Kim Kardashian
and Kanye West are at the center of a TSA investigation following a major security violation at JFK yesterday ... but the TSA tells TMZ Kimye is NOT to blame.

We've learned ... K&K had taken a flight from Brazil to JFK on Tuesday, where the plan was to catch a connecting flight to Los Angeles. 

But once they landed in NY, the couple met up with an airline greeter ... who, according to the TSA, allowed them to bypass a key security checkpoint to get them to their next flight as quickly as possible.

After Kim and Kanye took their seats on the L.A.-bound plane ... a TSA agent yanked them off the flight ... and made K&K go through another layer of security.

We're told the plane was delayed for roughly an hour while the couple was screened by TSA agents.

Now, the TSA tells us it wasn't Kim and Kanye's fault ...explaining, "An airline employee escorted the two travelers through a non-public area in order to provide expedited access to their domestic flight."

"In doing so, the airline employee violated security protocols by permitting the travelers to by-pass the TSA security checkpoint. TSA officials learned of the violation and conducted a private screening of the two passengers in the area of the jetway."

"The passengers were cleared to board their flight, which departed after a delay of approximately 50 minutes. TSA is actively investigating the incident."

The couple ultimately touched down in L.A. ... where they were greeted by a gaggle of paparazzi ... but seemed incredibly calm considering all they had been through.

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151.

Kelly    

Is Kanye colorblind?! How did he not see all the red flags why he shouldn't get Kim preggers?? Her break into becoming recognized was because of her nasty pizz fetish sex tape that his soon to be born child's GranMomager released<<< that should have hit him like a blow dart, a Playboy spread, the "secret" nightie calendar birthday present that ...oopsie... the above said GranMomager accidentally released (cue the blow dart sniper again), the dysfunctional family he's breeding into...the maintenance cost of just Kim alone is staggering. The reality of the rest of his life should be setting in any time now.

554 days ago
152.

Mee    

AMERICAN AIRLINES VALUES SEX TAPE makers so come on everybody DROP YOUR BLOOMERS AND DO YOUR THING !
BEATS WAITING IN LINE

554 days ago
153.

Diamond Goddess!    

Awww, c'mon, that was just a candy bar Kim was smugglin' in her azzcrack; 'cuz you know she's pregnant and hungry all the time.
(LOLs!!!)
It's smart to have snacks on ya.
lol

554 days ago
154.

ratt    

please just die and go away, the both of you. I have toe nails that have more brains than you idiots.

554 days ago
155.

ratt    

Kanye, kim, just die or go away, you are a stain. You are consumers, you have nothing to offer this planet. Just go away.

554 days ago
156.

ratt    

although, I would **** your mom

554 days ago
157.

Your S&M Girlfriend    

I wouldn't have wanted to pat them down even double-gloved. I would have given them a pass so I wouldn't have to touch them or breathe the same air.

554 days ago
158.

me    

they think they're above the law. But imagine what kind of stuff she could smuggle into the country in her big fat ass crack. Ug, no don't think.

554 days ago
159.

cali323    

Who cares! Get the F outta here already!

554 days ago
160.

Livvie    

That airline greeter should lose his/her job. What a moron!

554 days ago
161.

Reyna38    

Horrid looking ugly hairy child .. She will be soo sorry for all her doings in this world.. I hate them soo much... Stupid social retarted BIOTCH..

554 days ago
162.

Joan K    

I cannot imagine who would even have any respect or interest in these two morons, I would be ashamed to admit something so disgusting. They are loosing the few fans they have left and someday KMZ will get it too.

554 days ago
163.

Gertie    

I would sue they hack out of them! This will harm the baby:(

553 days ago
164.

jasonsmommy23    

Sad how much hate comments .I can assure y'all they have the money to fly private.have you all ever watched keeping up with the kardashians? They're are frickin filthy rich

553 days ago
165.

BumbleBeeTuna    

Hope they are found guilty of...something, anything really and hauled off to jail. Those two deserve eachother.

534 days ago
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