Singer T-Pain made his feelings known about not enjoying the music played during one of his flights on Delta Airlines last month. A hilarious exchange happened after the the artist informed the airline that its music had put a damper on his mood.
“@Delta we gotta change these boarding/taxiing songs more often guys,” T-Pain tweeted. “All of Us Million milers (quick brag) have to hear these same joints multiple times a day. I gotta go perform in the Staples Center in a minute and Adele just put me in the weirdest mood. Now I’m crying. Thanx.”
Our boarding/taxing songs are intended to provide a relaxing experience. Can you imagine what would ensue if we played “buy u a drank” (a personal fave), with everyone snappin’ their fingers and what not? We’d never get anywhere on time. Necessary sacrifices, Mr. Pain. *HBN
— Delta (@Delta) September 29, 2018
The next day, the airline quipped back at the Florida native, “Our boarding/taxing songs are intended to provide a relaxing experience. Can you imagine what would ensue if we played “buy u a drank” (a personal fave), with everyone snappin’ their fingers and what not? We’d never get anywhere on time. Necessary sacrifices, Mr. Pain. *HBN.”
The back and forth appeared to be over after T-Pain responded, “Touche,” but Delta had a surprise in store for the “Can’t Believe It” singer.
Once his return flight from Los Angeles to Atlanta landed, several flight attendants played his “Buy You a Drank” and danced down the plane aisle.
He shared a video of the moment on his Instagram, writing, “@delta decided they wanna show out and starts blastin’ “Buy u a drank” over the speakers in the plane. Not gon lie it felt pretty damn cool. Made me chuckle like a lil girl s*** was wild loud too…@delta I see what you mean. I didn’t wanna get off the plane. Solid facts.”
The flight attendant dancing is the real MVP. Lol 😂…thank you for your continued loyalty and for sharing your craft, Mr. Pain! 💎❤ *HBN
— Delta (@Delta) October 7, 2018
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Christina Santi is a news and culture writer for EBONY.com. Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, she considers herself a well-read, not so traditional feminist with a heavy interest in music, fashion and pop culture. Christina currently lives in New York City, where she refers to her Cuban & Jamaican descent often while writing about her experiences as a first-generation Afro-Latinx in America. She also devotes time writing personalized reading material for her tutees and turning ideas into words for streetwear brand, PUER By Noel Bronson.