The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker were kicked off a Hawaiian Airlines flight on Thursday over what Kandi claims was “for no reason.” But the airline tells HipHollywood exclusively, the “travelers became increasingly irate” during an onboard disagreement.
While boarding a flight from Honolulu to Maui, the airlines encountered a computer issue with Kandi and Todd’s tickets. As confirmed by both parties, employees asked to see their boarding passes, which had their baggage claim tickets attached to the back.
The airline admitted to failing to return the boarding passes, but ensured Kandi and Todd that their luggage would be safe and ready for pickup, despite not having access to the baggage claim tickets.
Hawaiian airlines tells us, “The travelers became increasingly irate and at least one member of the Burruss’ traveling party requested that the plane return to the gate.”
Per HA, for the safety and comfort of “all travelers onboard, the captain elected to return to the gate and allow the Burruss party to deplane and work with our agents to resolve their concerns.”
Kandi and their crew were put on the next flight out.
Netflix’s ‘Step Sisters’ Is ‘Bring It On’ … But Way More Woke!
Netflix is getting ready to “Bring It On” … in more ways than one. The streaming service’s new flick Step Sisters is reminiscent of the 90s dance film, but delves deeper into racial themes like cultural appropriation, tokenization and interracial dating.
In the film Megalyn Echikunwoke (Arrow) plays the president of a black sorority who is tasked with teaching one of the campus’ white sororities how to step for a charity competition. At first glimpse the film seems to be stepping into a can of worms — and had folks on Twitter up in arms, but the creators and cast told HipHollywood it isn’t about cultural appropriation but instead cultural exchange.
“There’s a strong political message, and there’s a lot of racial content,” said Nia Jervier. “But I think that the pill that may be difficult to swallow is dipped in honey, because it’s funny.”
What also helps is that producer/writers like Lena Waithe (Masters of None), Chuck Hayward (Dear White People) and Ben Cory Jones (Underground) are behind the project – so you know it’s woke.
“At the end of the day, Jamila the lead character in our minds she’s reaching over to show them a part of our culture. It doesn’t dilute our culture,” said Jones. ” And I love that we can take stepping and evolve that into issues of race and culture.”
Step Sisters begins streaming on Netflix January 20th.
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