Speaking out about the alleged incident, which occurred on a Qantas flight, the musician claimed in a series of Tweets that he had been targeted by an "overly aggressive" attendant, before posting a photo that appeared to show a police officer waiting for him upon landing.
"She sent the police after me bacause I couldn't hear the P.A while making beats on the plane wearing noise canceling headphones".
Will.i.am wrote that he was "intimidated" by five police officers after he got off the plane at Sydney Airport, but said he was eventually free to go after other passengers "testified that SHE was out of control".
I don't want to believe she racist.
A spokesperson for the airline denied the allegation of racism, telling The Mirror that the incident was prompted by a "misunderstanding on board". Newsweek has contacted Qantas Airways for further comment. "I was polite & did what she asked. now you're asking me to take abuse?" the singer tweeted. This type of disrespect and name calling is uncalled for...
The Voice UK judge posted: "I'm now on a flight from Brisbane to Sydney".
Channel 7 entertainment reporter Peter Ford, among others, hit back at will.i.am, saying he should have gone through the normal complaint's process rather than tweeting to his fanbase of more than 12 million.
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But another passenger, who claimed to be on the same flight as Will.i.am jumped to his defence. "My apologies on behalf of Australia".
"We'll be following up with will.i.am and wish him well for the rest of the tour".
"Me too I was on the flight and I was hiding in the toilet shivering, shaking and shuddering uncontrollably while this horrendous racist attack was unfolding", he wrote.
When challenged on Twitter as to why he thought it was targeted harassment, the music producer replied: "I'm sorry?"
While Qantas are yet to respond to will.i.am's claims, the artist did find himself with a high-profile pair of supporters, with The Veronicas coming forward to claim that not only do they believe his story, but stating that the attendant in question was also involved in their highly-publicised run in with the airline.
He added that he travels frequently and has never had an experience like it.
"The police finally let me go. imagine if the police were as aggressive as Lorraine Marshall".