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Gospel singer Bobbi Storm almost kicked off plane for singing after flight attendant asked her to stop

“It was just me spreading my joy with people,” she said, adding that passengers on the flight had given her “the go to do so.”
Bobbi Storm performs at halftime at Detroit Pistons game on Feb. 4, 2022.
Bobbi Storm performs at halftime at a Detroit Pistons game in February 2022.Paul Sancya / AP file

Gospel singer Bobbi Storm was almost kicked off a Delta Air Lines flight after she ignored a flight attendant's requests to stop singing on the plane.

In cellphone video Storm posted on TikTok and Instagram, she is seen standing in the aisle talking to the flight attendant.

"I'm charting right now on the Billboards," she says.

The flight attendant asks her to sit in her seat. "I can sit down," she responds as she walks backward down the aisle toward her seat. "I'll sit down. The seat belt sign's off. The seat belt sign's off. It's not a disturbance." It's not clear from the video whether the sign was off.

Storm sits and begins to tell the other passengers that she has been nominated for two Grammy awards and then promotes her song "We Can't Forget Him." Storm isn't individually nominated, but she has performed with Maverick City Music, which is nominated at the 2024 Grammy Awards for best contemporary Christian music performance/song and best gospel album for "The Maverick Way." Storm is featured on the album's song "Firm Foundation (He’s Gonna Make A Way)." 

Maverick City Music didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

Storm then tells the other passengers that she wants to sing for them, the video shows.

"I wanted to do it when I first got on the plane, but I was like, you know, I haven't done this in a while. I've gotten to the next status, so ...," she begins as the flight attendant interrupts her and asks whether she's going to be quiet.

Storm says the other passengers are enjoying it. "I'm not enjoying it, so I'm asking you can you be quiet," the flight attendant says.

The pair go back and forth, and at one point Storm says she's "doing what the Lord is telling me to do." The flight attendant tells her that if she doesn't follow his instructions, she will be removed from the flight.

"If that's the case, then that's fine," she responds.

When the flight attendant walks away, Storm begins to sing.

She wrote in the caption of the TikTok video that she was glad she "got to share this moment with people on this flight that embraced me and celebrated me."

"I want to post this for people who have momentary power ... It gets us no where being nasty and I'll leave that there! Blessings to you all from your #FearlessFlightSinger #TheMaverickWay #WeCantForgetHim #grammys," she wrote.

In an emailed statement, Delta Air Lines said it has been in contact with Storm. "For the safety of our customers and crew, it's always important to follow our crew instructions," it said.

Storm didn't immediately respond to a request for further comment about the incident.

In a follow-up video, Storm said she wasn't breaking any rules when she decided to sing. She also said she didn't want the flight attendant to be reprimanded or lose his job.

"It was just me spreading my joy with people," she said, adding that passengers had given her "the go to do so."

The incident has divided social media users.

"It's not a stage. I want a quiet flight too," a TikTok user commented.

"Honestly, I would hate it if you did this lol," another TikTok user wrote. "I need peace and quiet on the plane. Congrats though."

Some social media users said Storm's behavior was "egotistical" and "entitled," while others blamed the flight attendant.

"Wow, what had him in a bunch and angry? You wasn’t bothering anyone, shared something positive in your section, and clearly it was okay with the other passengers," a person wrote on Instagram.

"Lmao he was trippin nobody was complaining about you except him. What a hater! Keep singing girl!" another wrote.