Celebrities are not known for being patient - and they probably didn't get famous for being nice. So, not surprisingly, this list of celebrities who have been kicked off planes isn't short. No, it's a nice fat list chock-full of examples of celebs going totally rogue and then getting themselves thrown off of flights (not in mid-air, though the crew probably thought about it), apprehended in airports, and slammed in the media by those who witnessed their obnoxious behavior firsthand.
Just because you're famous doesn't mean you can act like a jerk, and as this list shows us, there are consequences. Behold, stars who have been thrown off of flights, thrown in the slammer, and even thrown right under the bus by celebrity gossip mongers.
On July 8, 2018, actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers was detained at Los Angeles International Airport after getting into a verbal altercation with his wife, Mara Lane. Meyers and Lane were on their way to LA from Miami when Meyers started arguing with her and puffing on an e-cig. A flight attendant asked Meyers to stop, and he complied.
Airport Police Public Information Officer Rob Pedregon told People that police determined "no crime was committed and parties were released."
Months after nearly passing of an overdose in a Nevada cathouse, former NBA star and ex-Mr. Khloe Kardashian Lamar Odom still couldn't manage to stay on the wagon. In July of 2016, Odom was removed from a Delta flight in Los Angeles before it took off for New York.
According to witnesses, he was seen drinking in the Delta lounge. By the time he got on the plane, he was so drunk that he vomited on himself multiple times (once in the galley and once in bathroom) before getting kicked off.
In June 2016, Selma Blair was pulled off a Delta flight from Cancun, Mexico to LAX for flipping out. After allegedly mixing alcohol and prescription medication during the flight, Blair suddenly began crying, while shouting: "He burns my private[s] [...] He won't let me eat or drink." Reportedly, she also was heard proclaiming: "He beats me. He's going to [end] me."
She was taken off the plane by nurses and paramedics on a stretcher following the flight's landing.
At this point, Azealia Banks may be more famous for her bad behavior than for her music. (She makes music, right?) In September 2015, the rapper was caught on camera calling a flight attendant a "f*cking f*ggot." The incident began when Banks's flight landed in Los Angeles, and she tried to push past a French couple in her rush to get out the door. When the flight attendant took her bag and asked her to calm down, Banks fell backward before fleeing the plane.
Ever classy, she later said in a now-deleted Tweet: "Ok so I get hit in the face by a man and no one cares. The only hear what I called the man who was blocking my exit. I'm gonna get my gun license cause this is just ridiculous. Yall n*ggas think I'm playing."