Published: Sun, November 17, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Will.i.am Goes On Twitter Tirade Against "Racist Flight Attendant"

Will.i.am Goes On Twitter Tirade Against

Black Eyed Peas singer will.i.am took to Twitter on Friday to detail an experience he had on a recent Qantas flight that he called racist.

The passengers on the plane were mainly the employees of Qantas airline who were monitoring the sleep pattern, food intake, physical movement and other requirements in a flight. "I was polite & did what she asked, now you're asking me to take abuse?" The police let me go.

"I think I was targeted", will.i.am wrote.

Qantas was involved in another celebrity spat in September when The Veronicas were kicked off a flight travelling in the opposite direction, from Sydney to Brisbane.

"Upon landing in Sydney the police had a chat with will.i.am at top of the jet bridge-they declined to pursue it further", a rep for the musician tells PEOPLE. "But she has clearly aimed all her frustrations only at the people of colour", he added. "I hope that everyone can be more compassionate & understanding towards one another...because it was the lack of compassion that caused this", he wrote, alongside a screenshot of an angry message apparently sent to Marshall by one of the singer's supporters. I said she singled [out] every person of color on the flight and gave them a hard time ... and went to the extreme of calling the police on me when I did nothing wrong ... other passengers on the flight agreed that she was out of hand ...

The flight attendant and Qantas have been contacted for their version of events.

"If I did something wrong, or if I was the slightest bit rude to a fan or a journalist during work, I would be publicly named. this is what Twitter is for". I don't support abuse & attacks like this...

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Qantas chalked the whole incident up to a misunderstanding, but rejected and claims of racism.

Black Eyed Peas are in Australia as a part of the band's 2019-20 world tour.

Last month, Qantas completed the first nonstop flight from NY to Sydney, which took 19 hours and 16 minutes. "We'll be following up with will.i.am and wish him well for the rest of the tour", the spokesperson said.

'She despatched the police after me as a result of I could not hear the P.Some time making beats on the aircraft sporting noise cancelling headphones'.

The Australian Federal police confirmed to Each day Mail Australia on Saturday that they'd responded to a request for help from an airline arriving into Sydney from Brisbane and spoke to the crew and passengers on board.

The first Project Sunrise research flight took place last month, carrying 49 passengers and crew from NY to Sydney.

"The AFP considers the matter finalised", the spokeswoman said.

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