(AllHipHop News) Rapper/DJ Michael “mikeflo” Flowers claims he was removed from an Alaska Airlines (a Delta Air Lines partner) flight last summer because airline employees were “uncomfortable” with the tattoos on his face.
Mikeflo was planning to travel from Seattle, Washington to Portland, Oregon on July 14th for a performance. According to the dead prez affiliate, a flight attendant told the unaccompanied child passenger next to him, “I don’t trust the guy with the tattoos so I am going to move your seat.”
The Clark Atlanta University graduate says a short time later he was asked to exit the plane by another member of the flight crew. The only reason Mike was given for his expulsion was the flight attendant’s concern that he would not comply with FAA rules.
“I was stunned and humiliated,” said mikeflo. “I am a platinum medallion member with Delta and I fly thousands of miles a year. I feel like they violated my freedom of expression.”
Mikeflo has consulted with legal representation and is considering pursuing a lawsuit.
“Mr. Flowers has religious and cultural tattoos on his face as an expression of his spiritual beliefs,” said his attorney Mawuli Mel Davis. “We are investigating the incident and considering all legal options.”
Meanwhile, mikeflo has launched the #itsartnotacrime social media campaign calling for fair treatment of all passengers by Alaska Airlines.
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