A US gospel artist got in trouble with a Delta flight attendant after she insisted on singing to passengers around her despite being told to stop doing so.
In a video posted to Bobbi Storm’s Instagram, a flight attendant is seen telling her to sit down. She reluctantly obeys after telling him the seatbelt sign is off but then proceeds to introduce herself to nearby passengers and announces that she has just been nominated for two Grammy awards.
After sharing the title of her songs, the flight attendant interrupts and says: “Are you able to be quiet?”
Storm replied that the passengers were “enjoying it.”
“Well, I’m not enjoying it,” the attendant said. “I’m asking you, can you please be quiet?”
“Am I going to go to jail if I don’t?” Storm argued.
The flight attendant grew more frustrated and asked her to answer his question.
“Are you willing and able to be quiet right now?”
Storm said she was doing what “the Lord” was telling her to do.
“I’m asking you a question, yes or no?” the Delta employee said.
“I’m your flight leader; I need you to follow my instructions. My instructions are for you to answer my question. Are you able to be quiet right now?”
Storm then asked what those around her thought of his request but was met with silence.
The Delta employee then told the singer that she “would not be taking this flight” if she was not able to be quiet.
Storm then started backing off. She said: “If that’s the case, then that’s fine… if you’re the person in charge of it all, then that’s fine.”
After the flight attendant walked away, she still decided to do a performance but in a low voice.
She explained that she had done mini-performances on flights before and that no one had ever had an issue with it.
The video of the ordeal has made its rounds on social media, with most believing Storm was in the wrong.
One Instagram user commented: “This is one of the most egotistical things I’ve ever seen. You think because you’re Grammy nominated that rules don’t apply to you and the plane is your stage? Work on that ego sis.”
Another person commented on X, formerly known as Twitter: “Her intentions are good, but in the wrong place, and in the wrong time.
Some people really feel like they are the main character in everybody else’s story.”
In a follow-up video, Storm said that Delta Airlines contacted her to apologise. She captioned the video: “Case closed and again GOD GETS THE GLORY!!!! Thank you @delta executives for reaching out and making this right with me !!!”
Meanwhile, A Delta representative told The Independent that while they had been in contact with the customer [Storm], “for the safety of our customers and crew, it’s always important to follow crew instructions”.
Storm is featured on Maverick City’s new album, The Maverick Way, which recently received two Grammy nominations.
In light of the excitement about the nominations, she said she wanted to “spread love” and never intended to annoy passengers.