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Rapper Lil Pump 'no longer welcome to fly on JetBlue' after refusing to wear mask on flight

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Posted at 10:54 AM, Dec 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-29 13:16:55-05

Rapper Lil Pump is "no longer welcome to fly on JetBlue" after refusing to comply with the airlines' COVID-19 safety protocols.

JetBlue representative Derek Dombrowski told E.W. Scripps in an email that Lil Pump, whose real name is Gazzy Garcia, became "verbally abusive with crewmembers" after refusing to wear a mask Sunday.

On his flight from Ft. Lauderdale to Los Angeles, Dombrowski said Lil Pump was asked multiple times to comply with JetBlue's face-covering policy and refused, which resulted in law enforcement being asked to assist.

"His return reservation was canceled, and he is no longer welcome to fly on JetBlue," Dombrowski said in the email. "The safety of all customers and crewmembers is JetBlue's first priority."

JetBlue's policy requires all customers over the age of 2 to wear a face-covering, Dombrowski said.