Young Thug Responds to Backlash Over Airline Employee Bashing
Young Thug is in hot water after insulting airline staff on Wednesday (Dec. 7). However, he says there are “two sides to every story.”
In a now-viral clip released by Thug, the Atlanta rapper shows off $30,000 in cash. He tells the two female Alaska Airlines employees that he will give them $15,000 apiece to quit their jobs, while calling them “ants” and “peasants” with “nappy” hair.
“These two ants are so rude,” he says. “They’re peasants. They’re saying the manager’s on the way. I don’t want to talk to the manager. Your manager a peasant. Y’all ants. I’ll give y’all bum-ass hoes 15,000 apiece to quit your jobs. I’m giving you bums one more chance.”
The airline says Thug was late for his flight from Atlanta to Seattle for a show on his “Hihorse’d Tour.” According to TMZ, Thug declined an offer to fly on a partner flight. As a result, he had to postpone his Dec. 7 show in Seattle to Dec. 12.
While some have laughed off the incident, others have voiced concern over Thug’s behavior. TMZ compared him to a “complete tool” while Twitter made him a trending topic.
In light of the criticism, Thugger responded with a since-deleted tweet: “Oh ya and the ladies behind the counter was disrespectful too….two sides to every story #UDIGG.”
He added, “BTW that message wasn’t to all my black women…… it was to those two black burnt women 😂😂😂😭😭😂😭”
He continued to lash out at his critics in another Instagram video. “Ya’ll so much of hypocrites. If a ni**a goddamn put a bitch in place for playing games, you out there tryna bash him,” said Thugger. “But ya’ll be the same motherfu**ers that upload 15 black girls round this motherfu**er fighting and goddamn tryna kill each other with knives and bats and shit.”
Despite the controversy, the show must go on. Tonight, Thug and 21 Savage’s “Hihorse’d Tour” stops in Portland and is set to run through Dec. 18 in New York.