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'Tropic Thunder' Star

FLIGHT ATTENDANT CALLED ME THE N-WORD

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11/5/2013 8:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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10:14 AM PT -- A rep for the Phoenix Police Dept. tells TMZ ... cops received a call from the airline around 7:30 PM reporting a disruptive and belligerent passenger who had been cut off from alcohol.

We're told ... when police arrived, officers spoke with Brandon and determined no crime had been committed. Brandon, who was supposed to catch a connecting flight to Burbank, was escorted out of the terminal and not allowed to fly on US Airways that night.

Cops say Brandon was cooperative with police.

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"Tropic Thunder" star Brandon T. Jackson claims he was escorted off an airplane and questioned by police after flipping out on a flight attendant who called him the n-word.

Jackson -- who also plays Grover in the "Percy Jackson" movies -- says he was on a US Airways flight when a flight attendant named Dee approached him and asked him to sit down.

The two argued -- and Jackson claims the flight attendant said, "I don"t care if you're Obama's son -- get in your seat!!" Jackson says the flight attendant also called him the n-word.

Jackson says he was later escorted off the plane -- and questioned by police in Phoenix. Eventually, he was released and tweeted, "This was the most racist thing that ever happen to me  even the white people on the plane was like that racist."

We reached out to US Airways for comment -- so far, no word back.

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61.

Observer    

Oh please,
If it is TRUE..... I bet in the past 2 days before, he's called and been called Nig*a to his buddies at LEAST a Dozen times.

Yet cry Foul or if not true, pull the Race Card.

Stop being so Overly Sensitive and playin both sides of the fence.

251 days ago
62.

KARMA K    

I don't agree with the a person using the N word, however, It's in this case I find it hard to believe the flight attendant would say that to him, and risk their job! We will all believe what TMZ said today,then tomorrow they will back track and say it wasn't true! They usually do!

251 days ago
63.

dianne    

BS on this one, you got offended because she told your black ass to sit down. You might be in movies, etc. but when you are on the plane the flight attendants have the best interest of everyone in mind. You were being disruptive and antagonistic, shut up and do as you are told.

251 days ago
64.

danii    

Ah...

251 days ago
65.

Livvie    

This just sounds weird...

251 days ago
66.

I won't grow up    

That's right, when all else fails and you face arrest, play the race card. It's how this every thug gets away with animalistic behavior.

251 days ago
67.

danii    

I didn't even need the update to know that alcohol was involved. What's the flight attendant's story? Cause Brandon is just crying foul and not giving the full details.

251 days ago
68.

TMZLOVESBIGD**K    

Whats a brother have to do for a can of Booty Sweat?

251 days ago
69.

LiLa    

It appears there is something he left out of this story.

251 days ago
70.

jdizzla a    

Anybody who believes him is racist.

251 days ago
71.

bryan    

He probably said, "Do you know who I am?" (because that's what most people do when they aren't that famous) and she said, " I don't care if you're Obama's son". I say, well played.

251 days ago
72.

PT    

Just like the little boy who cried wolf.

251 days ago
73.

blahblahmeme    

I can't believe how much power black people give to a word. It's pathetic actually.

251 days ago
74.

bfs    

not buying this one either. yeah, sit down like the rest of the world you little twit. act like a jerk, plan to be treated like one. you're not obama, attendant is right!

251 days ago
75.

tim    

cry me a river.. if a black did something similar to someone white nobody would bat an eye

251 days ago
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