Odell Beckham Jr defended calling passengers “fat” and “ugly” in a vulgar tirade as he was kicked off an American Airlines flight.
The former NFL star was involved in a nasty incident in Miami in November, but the police camera footage has only now been released to the public.
Beckham hurled insults at first-class passengers as they begged him to get off the plane. When he refused to leave the plane, the entire plane was forced to disembark.
Miami-Dade police officers were called to the flight after cabin crew said the athlete had failed to respond to repeated requests to fasten his seatbelt before takeoff.
Officers were told he was “belligerent and not following the rules” during the incident.
“My life is fucked up, I’m sorry. All you had to do was wake me up,” he can be heard telling other passengers.
Beckham, 30, was eventually escorted off the plane by police, and the plane may have departed several hours late.
He expressed frustration on Twitter on Thursday that the footage had been released by authorities.
“My least favorite thing in this world, aside from people who don’t know what they’re talking about… is that we can cut up any movie the way we want it to look exactly the way we want it GOOD or BAD. Funny world we live in. No,” he wrote on Twitter.
Beckham, who is currently out of the team due to injury, wrote on the platform that “There WAS NO rule breaking there”.
He added: “This Fknn seat belt doesn’t save anything…. Just fly the plane and land it.”
Beckham wrote that he fell asleep quickly on the plane after “deliberately staying awake the entire flight. Errbody has an opinion on situations where he was not involved. All you can do is know who you really are. Purell only kills 99.9% of germs…there will always be some lilies left.”
🥱🥱🥱 It’s impossible to discuss everything in this world, it’s tiring. Errbody has an opinion on situations where he was not involved. All you can do is know who you really are. Purell only kills 99.9% of germs…there will always be some left over
— Odell Beckham Jr (@obj) January 12, 2023
Beckham had a few extra words for a passenger he called “ugly”.
“I can’t lie I was so mad……my brother really told me everything except the N-word…he must have understood that…if he and the other white gentleman hadn’t looked at me in such an endearing way. I would get off the plane. That’s the real reason everyone had to get off,” he said.