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Benzino

Airline Apologized for Racially Profiling Me

I Got Vouchers to Prove It!

5/28/2014 9:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"Love & Hip Hop" star Benzino claims AirTran Airways has already accepted blame for racially profiling him on board a flight this week -- and as a gesture of its remorse, AirTran gave him 2 vouchers for $200.

TMZ posted video of Benzino's f-bomb-laced outburst shortly after he claims a flight attendant racially profiled him on his flight Tuesday from Vegas to ATL ... and the story behind the outburst is crazy.

Benzino tells us, he and his new wife were the last people to board ... and as soon as they took their First Class seats, a flight attendant demanded to see their tickets.

Benzino found this insulting, telling us the flight attendant only asked to see his tickets because he's a man of color sitting in First Class -- and that's why he erupted.

Benzino tells us, "They basically were talking to me very disrespectful and came at me inappropriate. That’s why I was upset about the situation. I am not the one to scream the race card unless I truly believe I am being treated not equal."

According to Benzino, an airline rep later apologized to him, telling him the airline was in the wrong, and then gave him and his wife two vouchers for $200. Calls to Southwest -- which merged with AirTran a few years ago -- weren't returned.

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1.

Elliot Rodger    

It's sad that white women love these kinds of men and not me. Everyone should love me, and only me. Me Me ME!!!

64 days ago
2.

Tazz    

Poor Benzino living that fake life on nosoreality tv to try to become relevant again. Sad.

64 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Is he arab? I'm okay with that kind of profiling on planes

64 days ago
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JFO    

They basically were talking to me very disrespectful and came at me inappropriate.
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What?????? What language are you speaking???

64 days ago
5.

Na.na.na.na Booboo.....stick ya head in doodoo    

Racism is alive and well...they be concealing it

64 days ago
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NightmareVirus    

Benzino: Hating white people since he got murdered by Eminem in their beef.

64 days ago
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Jim    

So when you're last to board, and the airline asks to see your ticket(s), THAT is racial profiling? Hmmm, if you say so, Mr. Benzino... Did you also get upset because the coffee was brown? Or they served you white rolls instead of whole wheat? WHEN IS THIS CR*P GOING TO END?

64 days ago
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JW    

Calling BS on the story. Lots of people are asked to show their ticket upon entry to first class, especially when the last to board so people don't just make themselves "comfortable" in a seat they didn't pay for. There is even a Seinfeld episode when Elane tries to "steal" a first-class seat.

I'm sure the airline gave this dude the $200 to shut him the f-ck up and they aren't admitting any culpability.

64 days ago
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Dingo Ate My Baby    

If he was the last to board then how does he know that he was the only one that was asked for their ticket?

64 days ago
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NightmareVirus    

Benzino: Hating white people since Eminem straight up destroyed him in their beef back in the day.

64 days ago
11.

Ray    

Uuuuuh, Southwest Airlines doesn't have a 1st class. Something is not right here.

64 days ago
12.

PG    

Who?

64 days ago
13.

Leave-Britney-Alone    

How does he know that no other passengers were asked if he was the last to board? Am I missing something?

64 days ago
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zombie    

Lol. Vouchers prove nothing. NEXT!

64 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

I thought they were just trying to get him out of first class because he smelled of Ass and Malt Liquor.

64 days ago
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