Black Eyed Peas star accuses Qantas flight attendant of being racist

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Jimmy Barnes and members of the Black Eyed Peas give a press conference ahead of their performance at the AFL Grand Final.

Black Eyed Peas frontman has accused a Qantas flight attendant of being "racist" and "beyond rude" to him during a flight from Brisbane to Sydney.

The rapper was met by police at Sydney Airport on Saturday after he clashed with the flight attendant, who he claims was "overly aggressive" to him because he couldn't hear her through his noise-cancelling headphones.

"I'm sorry to say me and my group have experienced they (sic) worse service due to a overly aggressive flight attendant ... I don't want to believe she racist. But she has clearly aimed all her frustrations only at the people of colour," he tweeted.

In a series of subsequent tweets, the rapper used the hashtag #racistflightattendant, named the woman and shared an image of her and an Australian Federal Police officer.

He alleged that he was "intimidated by 5 police officers when I landed".

".@Qantas Your #RacistFlightattendant was beyond rude & took it to the next level by calling the police on me. thank god the other passengers testified that SHE was out of Control the police finally let me go. Imagine if the police were as aggressive as (the flight attendant)," he wrote.

Others on board the flight took to Twitter to corroborate the rapper's account.

The tweets have attracted some mixed reactions, with several people criticising his decision to publicly name the flight attendant on social media.

Advertisement later tweeted to tell his fans not to send "hate" to the flight attendant, saying that "type of disrespect and name calling is uncalled for".

But Qantas "completely reject" the allegation that the incident had anything to do with race.

"There was a misunderstanding on board, which seems to have been exacerbated by wearing noise cancelling headphones and not being able to hear instructions from crew," a spokesman said in a statement.

"We'll be following up with and wish him well for the rest of the tour."

The singer is in Australia with the Black Eyed Peas as part of the band's 2019/2020 world tour and is performing in Homebush on Saturday night.