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Brandon T. Jackson

Inflight Pain In the Ass

... Says Airline

11/5/2013 12:27 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

"Tropic Thunder" star Brandon T. Jackson was an obnoxious, drunken a-hole during a flight Monday ... and that's why he was booted from his plane, so says US Airways.

A rep for the airline tells TMZ ... crew members adamantly deny using the N-word during an inflight altercation with the actor, despite the actor's allegations.

As we previously reported, Brandon went on a Twitter rant last night -- claiming a flight attendant hurled racially-charged epithets at him for no reason ... but now, the airline is calling BS.

The rep explains, "The disruptive behavior started with loud music being played by Mr. Jackson at his seat.  He was asked several times to turn down the music.  Additional erratic behavior was observed and that is when the crew made the decision to stop serving [alcohol to Brandon]."

US Airways says it stands behind the crew -- claiming they handled the situation appropriately.

When Jackson's flight landed in Phoenix (where he was supposed to catch a connecting flight to Burbank) he was escorted off the plane and interviewed by Phoenix PD.

Cops determined no crime was committed and he was allowed to leave -- but US Airways banned him from getting on the plane to BUR.

So far, no word back from Brandon T. Jackson.


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This one black man certainly is not representative of the entire black race, and there have been many white celebrities thrown off airplanes for bad behaviour.

249 days ago


I can hear people breathing 3 rows back on a plane, how hard can it be to corroborate either story.

249 days ago


Another out of control "rapper," unable to at least ACT civilized in public.

249 days ago


Loud music, belligerent behavior ... I would expect that on a Greyhound bus but I'd be damned if I put up with it after I put out good coin for airfare. Ghetto.

249 days ago


Your behavior is an N-behavior and a W-behavior. All *******s have it in abundance. You just happen to be brown and using the race-card when your ******* behavior catches up with you. Thank you to the airlines for getting rid of the N-behavior.

249 days ago


Walk down any street in any city and count how many times a black person scowls at you, especially if they are a black woman. Its unreal. Nothing but scowls, frowns, and generally an angry aggressive attitude. I see NO EFFORT In trying to be civil or friendly from them. This is why I prefer to live in non-black cities. Every other ethnicity is perfectly fine but the crime, gangs, ghetto behavior and general rudeness I can do without.

249 days ago


Sensitive ass comments over some b s. Your on a plane use your f#%$&*g headphones control your liquor &stop using the n-word as an excuse! !!stop hurting the black community with false tears brother

249 days ago

Celeb Gossip Addict    

I knew his story sounded fishy from the beginning because he claimed an argument ensued after he was told to sit down. Why would there be an argument? Sit cho a$$ down! Now this story doesn't even remotely match the original story. Sometimes a celeb seems so cool that we forget that most of them are snobs to the extreme. They expect special treatment (because we give it to them) and truly feel they are better than us mere mortals. I hate that the reminder had to come from Brandon. I thought he was one of the cool ones.

249 days ago


So sick of these people playing the race card...And I mean HIM! He started the whole mess, and when he gets called a ****** he then turns it around. He was drunk, disrupted and would not sit someone called him a what? If he has acted like an adult none of this would have's his own fault.

249 days ago

el polacko    

"playing loud music" ?? what the heck ? did he bring a boombox with him ?

249 days ago


Did they make him sit at the back of the plane?

249 days ago


I've never heard of this he a rapper?

249 days ago


Typical...another Black person playing the race card to excuse their bad behavior. I applaud U.S. Airways for not being intimidated by his b.s.

249 days ago


With stories like this, it's hard to know who is telling the truth. It's probably somewhere in the middle. Judging from BTJ's tweets, he probably did have a little too much to drink, but that doesn't necessarily mean he lied about the racial slur.

249 days ago

Stacey Marie    

Brandon who? Wait the guy who dressed in drag for that ummm Martin Lawrence film,,,wait for it,,,, big mommas house,, oh yea,,, well hell poor baby, he has to stay relevant somehow, best way to do it,, not pissing off the plane police!

249 days ago
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