Grammy-nominated gospel singer Bobbi Storm was nearly kicked off a Delta flight when she refused to stop singing to her fellow passengers.
A clip posted of her Instagram Saturday shows Storm standing in the middle aisle of the plane and singing when she is approached by a Delta crew member, who orders her to sit down and “quiet.”
Once in her seat, Storm tells her fellow passengers that she has sung on other flights and, moreover, been nominated for two Grammy Awards — remarks that are met with some applause.
Storm is part of the gospel group Maverick City Music, which He received nominations For Best Gospel Album and Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song at the 2024 Grammy Awards.
The Instagram video shows Storm attempting to perform her single “We Can’t Forget Him,” before the same crew member tells her to be quiet again.
Storm responds by saying, “I’m doing what God is telling me to do,” but a crew member, who he says is the flight commander, tells her she won’t be able to stay on the plane if she doesn’t. Don’t follow his instructions.
Storm appears to condescend, but when a crew member walks away, she tells her fellow passengers that she’ll “sing it low” and proceeds to sing the song anyway.
“Delta has been in contact with the customer,” a Delta spokesperson told CBS News. “For the safety of our customers and crew, it is always important to follow crew instructions.”
in Follow-up videoStorm said Delta executives reached out to her and that she wasn’t breaking any rules — just “spreading joy.”
Storm added that she did not want a crew member to be reprimanded or lose their job.
“I simply want us to be mindful of how we treat each other,” she said.
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