DIANA ROSS has called out an airport security official after she was left feeling “violated” by a full-body pat-down.
Ross was flying out of New Orleans on Sunday (May 5) following her performance at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on Saturday night (May 4).
The show which saw the legendary musician perform to a sold out crowd, turned sour after she was pulled aside by the airport for a more thorough check by a female Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer.
The 75 year old claims she was treated terribly during the search, and took to Twitter to vent about the alleged incident.
“OK so on one hand I’m treated like royalty in New Orleans and at the airport I was treated like s**t,” she complained.
“Makes me want to cry !!!” she continued. “It’s not what was done but how , I am feeling violated – I still feel her hands between my legs , front and back ( saying to me it her job,) WOW!!really mixed emotions I always like to see the good things but not feeling good right now (sic)”.
The singer managed to pull herself together and hours later, shared a clip of herself onstage and assured fans she was “feeling better”.
It’s not the first time the Baby Love singer has had an unfortunate encounter with TSA officials – last summer, she took issue with agents who had pulled her luggage aside for a more thorough security search.
“I can’t say that I like it when strangers go through my personal luggage at the airports and then they NEVER put my things back the way I packed them,” she tweeted. “it feels like a violation. And I know I can’t do anything about it! OUCHES (sic)!!!!”
However, the Supremes star later had a change of heart about the TSA, and shared a glowing tweet about airport and airline staff: “And I’m thankful for being able to fly in these magnificent airplanes, and I’m thankful for the pilots and the crews, and I’m thankful for all the security that is in place for us,” Ross wrote. “I put my complaints behind and I stay grateful and appreciative for each day.”