Desiigner will finally be facing the court today to plead guilty to charges of indecent exposure from the incident that occurred during his Delta flight from Minnesota to Japan in April.
While on the flight, it was reported that the rapper exposed himself “multiple” times and even went as far as to masturbate while in his seat. He was also allegedly making inappropriate comments to the flight attendants that tried to reprimand him and stop him from continuing to expose himself.
Eventually Desiigner was given an FAA violation card, removed from his seat, and relocated to the back of the plane with both the people he was traveling with to be monitored more closely. Once the plane landed, the rapper was escorted off the plane to be detained and interviewed bb FBI agents.
The charges of indecent exposure on an aircraft were filed in Minnesota and typically warrant a misdemeanor, which could mean up to 90 days in prison, and a $500 fine. However, Desiigner has made a pretty sweet settlement deal in which he will be on probation for 2 years, complete 120 hours of community service, pay a $5,000 fine, and issue a public apology to the Delta flight attendants.
After the incident happened back in April, Desiigner gave a statement to TMZ explaining that he was heavily medicated on the flight due to his struggles with mental health, and the medication led to the incident.
He told reporters: “For the past few months I have not been ok, and I have been struggling to come to terms with what is going on. While overseas for a concert I performed at, I had to be admitted to a hospital, I was not thinking clearly. They gave me meds, and I had to hop on a plane home. I am ashamed of my actions that happened on that plane. I landed back to the states and am admitting myself in a facility to help me. I will be cancelling all of my shows and any obligations until further notice. Mental health is real guys, please pray for me. If you’re not feeling like yourself please get help.”
Desiigner has not released another public statement regarding the incident since then. It seems safe to assume that the public will see his apology soon after his court appearance today.