Famous rapper Ty Dollar $ign was in Canada over the weekend performing at the Escapade Music Festival in Ottawa. He travelled to the city from Montreal on a connecting flight from Air Canada.
While Canadians know that Air Canada can be a hassle sometimes, it seems like the rapper, whose full name is Tyrone William Griffin Jr, was having some unique difficulties. Griffin was trying to get a blind woman out of her seat, saying that he was allergic to her dog.
TMZ is reporting that Griffin and another person travelling with him went up to the woman who was sitting behind him with her seeing-eye dog. He tried to get her removed from the plane before take off.
She apparently offered the rapper an allergy pill, which he refused since he had to perform at the festival that night. Staff on the plane asked if Griffin had gone through the medical desk at the airport, as they are able to assist with allergies.
Because Griffin did not go through medical requirements and the other woman had, she was ultimately allowed to stay. Air Canada did their part also, offering the rapper a seat in the back of the plane if he was uncomfortable at all during the flight.
Seeing eye dogs are necessary for many people with blindness to go about their daily lives. There are five seeing eye dog organizations operating in Canada currently.