Grammy-winning Reggae artist Koffee was briefly detained in the US following a reported “altercation” with a flight attendant on an American Airways flight on Thursday afternoon. Sources confirmed with City Islandz that Jamaican authorities officers needed to intervene, and Koffee was later processed and allowed to enter the nation with none additional actions being taken towards her.
There are reviews that the artist’s ultimate vacation spot shouldn’t be in the US as she seems to be transiting by means of the North American nation. The Jamaica Observer reported on Thursday night time that she was questioned by immigration authorities on touchdown however later allowed to enter the nation and get on her means.
Leisure Minister Oliva ‘Babsy’ Grange additionally confirmed that the artist was on a flight from Jamaica to Miami and that “she is now advantageous.” The Observer claims that Koffee turned concerned in an altercation with a flight attendant when she tried to make use of a toilet in first-class regardless of being seated in coach.
The airline employee tried to dam Koffee, whose actual identify is Mikayla Simpson, and this resulted in an altercation. It’s unclear if the flight attendant was being aggressive with the artist, who has no identified previous of being aggressive nor a prison report. There are reviews that the altercation induced the pilot to delay the touchdown as there have been “tensions” between the flight attendant and different crew members and the Jamaican singer. It’s unclear if Koffee was touring alone.
In the meantime, the flight landed delayed as a result of incident.
Koffee, who has collaborated with the likes of hitmaker Sam Smith, Grammy-nominated artist Protoje, and others, is well-known for being a favourite artist of Barack Obama. The artist gained her first Grammy at 17 years outdated for her Ep, Toast, and went on to earn a Grammy nomination for her sophomore album, Gifted.
Koffee has not addressed the allegations.