The 20-year-old rapper, whose real name is Gazzy Garcia, is banned from flying on JetBlue after refusing to wear a face mask during his Sunday flight, JetBlue representative Derek Dombrowski confirmed to USA TODAY on Monday.
On his flight from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles, the “Gucci Gang” singer “became verbally abusive with crew members after being asked multiple times and refusing to comply with JetBlue’s face covering policy,” which resulted in law enforcement involvement.
“His return reservation was cancelled and he is no longer welcome to fly on JetBlue,” Dombrowski said. “The safety of all customers and crewmembers is JetBlue’s first priority.”
The airline’s COVID-19 policy requires all passengers 2 years and older to wear a face covering throughout the flight in order to ensure the safety of all customers and crew members.
Garcia’s rep declined to comment.
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“Wearing a face covering isn’t about protecting yourself, it’s about protecting those around you,” Joanna Geraghty, JetBlue’s president and chief operating officer, told USA TODAY in April. “Onboard, cabin air is well circulated and cleaned through filters every few minutes but this is a shared space where we have to be considerate of others. We are also asking our customers to follow these CDC guidelines in the airport as well.”
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Contributing: Dawn Gilbertson