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Rap Star Says He Was One in Romney Fight

Friday, 19 Feb 2010 11:30 AM


A rap star says former Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney touched him first — and not the other way around — during a confrontation aboard a taxiing Air Canada flight.

Skyler "Sky Blu" Gordy says in a video on TMZ.com he was trying to go to sleep when he leaned his seat back on a Vancouver-to-Los Angeles flight Monday. He says Romney loudly told him to straighten it and grabbed his shoulder.

Gordy says he swung at Romney to defend himself. Romney's wife, Ann, screamed and the plane returned to the gate before two police officers escorted Gordy off.

Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom had no comment. Aides said this week that Romney told them he thought the other person was a band member.

Messages were left Friday with Air Canada and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

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