Queer rapper Mykki Blanco says she was threatened with arrest for boarding a flight

Queer rapper Mykki Blanco says she was threatened with arrest for boarding a flight
Mykki Blanco performs onstage at 'The Most Wicked Party' event in Los Angeles hosted by Redd's Wicked Apple, the final of a four-part series, with artist collective group Afropunk at the Regent Theater on Oct. 22, 2015.
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Mykki Blanco performs onstage at 'The Most Wicked Party' event in Los Angeles hosted by Redd's Wicked Apple, the final of a four-part series, with artist collective group Afropunk at the Regent Theater on Oct. 22, 2015.
Source: Joe Scarnici/Getty Images

A police officer threatened queer rapper Mykki Blanco with jail time for nothing more than boarding a flight, Blanco claimed this weekend.

According to Blanco, she was napping on board a flight from Toronto, Canada to Detroit, Michigan and awoke to find her co-passenger had called the police to ask why Delta Airlines allowed "someone like me" to sit beside her.

Blanco added the responding officer told her a report would be filed, despite her not actually doing anything criminal.

Later, Blanco tweeted "If the story I shared earlier involving my flight from Toronto to Detroit seems vague it's because it is."

Delta responded to Blanco on Twitter, writing "Hi Mykki, I honestly can't believe what my eyes are reading. I am so very sorry to hear that you had to experience something like this on a Delta flight. Discrimination of any kind isn't tolerated. We love ALL of our passengers."

Some fans rallied to Blanco's defense on Twitter, denouncing the homophobic incident.

According to Out, Blanco is traveling the country for a tour with fellow rapper Cakes Da Killa.

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Tom McKay

Tom is a staff writer at Mic, covering national politics, media, policing and the war on drugs. He is based in New York and can be reached at tmckay@mic.com.

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