Bobbi Storm was floating on cloud nine after allegedly securing two Grammy nominations on Friday (November 10). To celebrate her accomplishment, the gospel singer wanted to flex her voice in the heavens. But one Delta flight attendant wasn’t here for that and threatened to kick Bobbi off the plane if she didn’t sit down and shut up.
Here’s What Happened Between Bobbi Storm and a Delta Flight Manager
A now-viral video shows Bobbi standing in the middle of the economy class aisle as an attendant approaches her. Someone sitting in the same aisle as Storm appeared to be recording and continued to do so as the attendant asked Storm to sit down.
She can be heard saying “No”, “Sit down” and “Shut up” as Storm moved back to her seat. She agreed to sit but added that the “seat belt sign” was “off.” Storm replied, “It’s not a disturbance once you hear it,” but the attendant insisted that she stop her performance.
After Storm took her seat, she revealed to the surrounding passengers that she “A long time ago, I sang on planes.”
“I just found out I’m up for two Grammys. It’s my first time ever, guys,” she said as nearby passengers applauded. “My name is Bobbi Storm and I am a two-time Grammy nominee. I sing for the Lord and my song is broadcast on all platforms. It’s called “We Can’t Forget It.”
At that point, the attendant followed Bobbi to her seat and stood nearby while she spoke before walking away. She revealed that she wanted to sing when she “first got on the plane” but hadn’t in a while. Storm later admitted that she had “sung on over 50 flights” in her past.
Meanwhile, the flight attendant wasn’t backing down. As she spoke, he interrupted her by asking: “Are you going to shut up?” When she said the passengers appreciated her performance attempt, the stewardess responded: “I don’t appreciate this, so I’m asking if you can shut up.”
Bobbi followed, asking if she would be kicked off the flight for not complying. Ultimately, the flight attendant agreed that she “wouldn’t take this flight” if she couldn’t follow his instructions as flight leader. When she agreed to keep quiet, the manager walked away. Bobbi Storm then softly sang her song and plugged in Maverick City Music – a contemporary gospel group.
Swipe below to see the full interaction.
For context, Bobbi is a featured singer on Maverick City Music’s “The Maverick Way.” The album received a nomination for “Best Gospel Album” at the 66th annual show. Bobbi appears on the song “Firm Foundation”.
Maverick City Music, alongside Chandler Moore and Naomi Raine, also received a nomination for “Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song” for “God Problems.” Bobbi Storm does not appear in the credits of the song, but the song appears on the album “The Maverick Way”.
Delta reaches out to Bobbi and reportedly apologizes
After the flight, Bobbi shared the interaction on his Instagram feed. In the comments section, she asked fans not to “report this man, shame him or do anything negative” in his name. However, it seems fans decided to stand ten feet behind the gospel singer – which ultimately led to Delta calling out Bobbi’s line.
“They contacted me. So whoever called, I can’t say thank you because I don’t want this man to be reprimanded which would cause him to lose his job. I just want us to be mindful of how we treat each other and that no rules were broken, and it was just me sharing my joy with people after they have given the green light to do it,” Storm said.
Bobbi Storm says she hopes the man can learn “a valuable lesson about how to treat people.”
See his update below.