*There’s crazy news involving Bobby Brown coming out of LAX. The bottom line is the entertainer was removed from a flight to Boston early Monday morning because of some kind of dust-up on the plane prior to takeoff involving him.
Source onboard the airliner told TMZ that Brown was sitting in first class when the altercation happened. The site says the incident led to the airline ordering everyone off the plane. Brown was held at the entrance door while everyone else got off, and cops were called to the gate to speak with him.
Here’s more from TMZ:
Our sources say, once he was off the plane, Brown could be heard yelling at the officers that he had to get to his brother’s funeral. At one point, there were 4 cops surrounding him … but they were able to calm him down.
BTW, as far as we know … Bobby’s brother, Tommy, passed away in 2016. A Brown family source tells us it was actually one of Bobby’s cousins who passed.
Eventually, everyone was allowed back on the plane — except Bobby. It’s unclear if he was arrested, but we’ve confirmed he did not get back on the plane … which has since departed.
Flight records show the flight was delayed almost an hour.
Sources with direct knowledge and witnesses tell TMZ …they believe JetBlue jumped the gun by throwing Bobby off the plane.
Passengers sitting around Bobby say he was not disruptive and did not interfere with the flight crew. Although he admitted to drinking before boarding, he was not being difficult and did not make a fuss when he was told he couldn’t have a drink.
Bottom line: Nobody knows if Bobby was “drunk,” but even if he was, he was not acting a fool. he was cool.
A rep for JetBlue tells TMZ that Bobby 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.”