En route to New York on her Shine promotional tour, Martina McBride was ejected from a Continental Airlines flight for disorderly conduct, including angry threats and violent behavior toward crew members.
Problems began as soon as the singer boarded the plane on the Dallas runway. “Where’s the motherf***er who can get me a Long Island?” shouted McBride as she stepped inside and sprawled herself lengthwise across a row of seats. When a flight attendant approached and asked that she watch her language and confine herself to the one seat to which her ticket entitled her, McBride replied: “Are you the motherf***er who can get me a Long Island?” Noting the singer’s disheveled appearance and alcohol breath, the attendant gently suggested that she might want to skip the drink. McBride responded by beckoning him closer, then delivering a swift jab to his abdomen with her clenched fist. As he keeled over, McBride reportedly leaned forward and spat on him. She then let loose with a delighted cackle.
The flight attendant, Sal Mackey, expressed surprise at his encounter with the popular singer: “My wife is a big Martina fan, so I know her music pretty well. It has always seemed pretty sunny and optimistic to me. I assumed she would be the same way as a person. She always looks like such a sweet woman in pictures. I mean, she does have that one called ‘Independence Day’ about fighting back, but that’s like a cute female empowerment thing. I wouldn’t have guessed that she just likes to go around kicking ass for the hell of it.”
He added: “For a tiny woman, she has a heck of a right jab.”
Following the encounter with Mackey, McBride loudly announced her intentions to “cut a b**ch” if someone didn’t get her some liquor, brandishing her fingernails in a threatening manner. Several flight attendants wrestled her to the ground and delivered her to airport security before boarding the rest of the passengers.
McBride’s publicist was unavailable for comment. It is unclear whether the singer will make it to New York in time to perform uplifting songs from the new album on Live with Regis & Kelly this week.
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