A gospel singer, Bobbi Storm, found herself in a dispute with Delta Air Lines staff after she refused to stop singing on a flight, claiming she was “doing what the Lord” instructed her to do.
Storm’s ordeal was captured in a video she shared on social media, sparking criticism and support.
The video, lasting about four minutes, shows Storm and a flight attendant engaged in a calm but firm exchange as the singer expresses her desire to sing on the plane before takeoff.
The flight attendant insists on maintaining a quiet environment, leading to a disagreement. Storm later posted additional videos explaining the situation and her decision to sing.
In response to the incident, Storm defended her actions in a social media video, arguing that passengers often engage in conversations and phone calls during flights.
She questioned the problem with sharing something she was proud of, attributing her singing to what God had done for her. Storm stressed the importance of obtaining consent from fellow passengers before performing.
The specific details of the flight, including its origin, destination, and date, should have been provided in the initial reports.
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The video begins with Storm returning to her seat after the flight attendant asks her to be seated. While facing the aisle, Storm informs passengers that she was nominated for two Grammy Awards, clarifying later that the nominations were for her involvement with Maverick City Music.
Delta Air Lines issued a statement acknowledging the incident and emphasizing the importance of following crew instructions for the safety of passengers and crew. The airline confirmed that it had been in contact with Storm.
Storm explained in her social media videos that the flight had initially boarded, started taxiing, and returned to the gate due to a maintenance issue. During this delay, she felt compelled to fulfill her mission and began singing.
The incident has sparked mixed reactions online, with some criticizing Storm for being disruptive and others applauding her for standing by her beliefs.
The videos have drawn attention to the challenges of balancing individual expressions of faith with the need for a peaceful and comfortable atmosphere on flights.