We’ll be honest. If we were on an airplane and we heard “Yo, this your n***a, Kanye,” coming from the cockpit intercom, we’d probably scramble for a parachute immediately. But this is exactly what travelers on a Delta flight from Minnesota to New York heard over the weekend. And nobody jumped, so we guess that just makes us wimps.
Apparently Kanye West was not flying the plane, but instead he treated flyers to a cappella renditions of “The Good Life” and “Golddigger” over the PA system in the middle of the flight. Don’t worry, he kept his rhymes PG for the kids on board.
“I had to pass through First Class to get my seat in Economy, and I saw Kanye sitting there with a little drink in his hand,” a passenger told Hollywood Life. “I wouldn’t have even thought it was him, but he was sitting with a very PR-looking lady. Then he couldn’t decide if he wanted to do ‘The Good Life’ or ‘Gold Digger,’ so he was like, ‘I’ll just do a little bit of both.’ It was awesome… but I still have no idea how he got into the cockpit.”
Witnesses also say that the rapper did a very un-Kanye-like thing and waited to get off the plane like everyone else. Perhaps this is a newer, mellower, humbler Kanye. Or maybe he’s trying to out-nice his old nemesis (not) Taylor Swift, who pulled a similar stunt at JFK Airport a few weeks back. We said it then and we’ll say it now: pop stars on airplanes are the way of the future.
Check out the vid clip and see how his rhymes do at 30,000 feet. That has to be some kind of a record, yeah?