Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong ejected from US flight over pants dispute

Singer takes to Twitter following argument with air stewardess

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Pic: Pieter M Van Hattem/NME
Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong was ejected from a US flight recently after a dispute over his pants.

The frontman was booted off a Southwest Airlines flight in Oakland bound for Los Angeles, after being told to hike up his trousers by an air stewardess, reports Reuters.

He wrote shortly afterwards on his Twitter page
Just got kicked off a southwest flight because my pants sagged too low! What the fuck? No joke.

Cindy Qiu, an associate producer for US TV station ABC7/KGO-TV, who was also on the plane said that Armstrong, when he was initially approached by a flight attendant and told to hike up his pants, said, 'Don't you have better things to do than worry about that?'

He then tried to take his seat but was asked to leave the plane, she added.

A spokesman for Southwest Airlines said they apologised to the singer after they heard what happened. He added:
As soon as we became aware of what had happened, we reached out to apologise for this customer's experience. He elected to take the next flight.

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