United Airlines has experienced no shortage of negative press in recent months, and has now found itself in the crosshairs of ScHoolboy Q after the rapper accused the airline of sending his new puppy to the wrong city.
According to CNN, the “Blank Face” rapper — whose real name is Quincy Matthew Hanley — was flying from Missouri to his home in L.A. on Friday, accompanied by his dog (which he told TMZ was a French bulldog puppy). During a layover in Denver, however, a screw-up occurred resulting in the pet being mistakenly placed on a flight to Chicago.
When he arrived at the Burbank Airport, he was then presented with someone else’s pet instead, eventually learning that his dog had been sent to another city. He issued an incendiary tweet blasting the airline.
“You guys r idiots,” he tweeted to United Airlines. “HOW U PUT MY DOG ON THE WRONG FLIGHT???? I need answers.”
It wasn’t long before he received a response, with United asking him to contact them via direct message so they could “look into this further.”
Meanwhile, ScHoolboy Q told CNN that he’s contemplating taking legal action against the beleaguered airline, which made headlines in April when Dr. David Dao refused to give up his seat on an overbooked flight and was physically assaulted by aviation police officers, with video of the incident — featuring Dao’s bloodied face — going viral.
“My little dog has been moving around since the A.M., prolly has pee and number 2 all in his sage smh,” he told CNN in a text message, adding: “…I plan on suing.”
In a statement issued to CNN, a rep from United Airlines says that ScHoolboy Q’s dog was being well cared for, and were hoping to have pet and owner reunited by Friday night.
“We’re working as quickly as possible to reunite the pet with their owner later this evening,” the airline responded in a statement. “We have reached out to our customer and sincerely apologize for this mistake and are providing a refund. Pets are part of our customers’ family, and their safety and wellbeing is of the upmost importance to us.”
United Airlines issued a subsequent statement to ET Canada: “Our customer’s dog was safely reunited with its owner Friday evening. We have been in touch with our customer to sincerely apologize for this mistake and are providing a refund.”