TMZ reports that Bobby Brown was removed from a JetBlue flight following an altercation that was allegedly a result of intoxication. Sources told the site that Brown was scheduled to leave LAX for Boston Monday morning (September 9th) when he was involved in an altercation before the plane took off. The incident resulted in the airline asking everyone to leave the plane. Brown was held at the entrance door while the other passengers got off.
Sources said that once Brown was off the plane, he could be heard yelling at the officers that he had to attend his brother’s funeral. TMZ claims that there were four police officers surrounding him at one point, but they were trying to diffuse the situation. Passengers were allowed back on the plane, but Brown was not.
On another note, sources close to the incident told TMZ that JetBlue “jumped the gun” by throwing Brown off of the flight. Passengers sitting near him said that he was not disruptive and did not interfere with the flight crew. The singer admitted to drinking before boarding the flight, but said that he was not being difficult when he was told that he could not have a drink.
A rep for the airline told the outlet that Brown was “removed from the aircraft prior to departure after crewmembers observed indications of intoxication. The decision to remove a customer from a flight is not taken lightly. In this instance, the customer was offered a seat on a later flight. The customer declined and was issued a refund.”