Flavor Flav Will tell you Spirit Airlines is like 9-1-1…a total joke, except he’s not laughing after missing a flight in Las Vegas and losing his temper.
tmz hip hop Obtained footage of Flav trying not to pop his top Thursday night at a spirits gate inside Harry Reid International Airport. Sources reveal that it was around 11:30 p.m., and the iconic Public Enemy rapper sat near the gate to catch a flight to Detroit.
We were told he was working on his laptop and chatting on the phone – basically, busy – when he saw the gate agent closing the gate to the jetway. He ran, but he didn’t open it for her again… so he missed the flight.
You can see that he was very angry, and argued back and forth with the Spirit employee—another person even stepped in to plead Flav’s case.
Flav got fired and put some obscenity on the employee, who threatened to call security — but thankfully for Flav, in the end, he didn’t and he didn’t become Public Enemy #1 at the Vegas airport.
Sources close to Flav reveal that he usually waits to board after everyone else because people want to take pictures with him… and he doesn’t want to stop the boarding process. Those sources also claim that Spirit actually re-opened the door to let other passengers in – before this video even started – but closed it again on Flav and 2 others.
Flav tells TMZ… “Spirit Airlines closed the door for me when I was in line to board. I was upset and said some harsh words to the gate agent. I apologize to those who called me out of character. Saw it acting outside. I don’t apologize to Spirit Airlines or the gate agent.”