Kim Kardashian, Kanye 'Bypassed JFK Airport Security'
Airline takes blame for allowing couple to avoid TSA checkpoint...
According Reuters, two passengers identified by New York tabloids as Kimye avoided the screening area when an airline employee took them to a non-public area "in order to provide expedited access to their domestic flight."
TMZ reported that the pair were on their way home from Brazil on Tuesday and were attempting to catch a connecting flight to Los Angeles.
When they landed, an airline greeter met them at their gate and allowed them to skip security in order to get the pair to their next flight as soon as possible.
But once they took their seats on the L.A.-bound plane a TSA agent boarded and asked them to get off in order to undergo the required security screening.
A statement from the TSA explained: "The airline employee violated security protocols by permitting the travellers to bypass the TSA security checkpoint.
"TSA officials learned of the violation and conducted a private screening of the two passengers in the area of the jetway."
Kimye were then allowed to board the plane, though it delayed the flight by nearly an hour.
The TSA said it was investigating the incident and an American Airlines rep told TMZ that the company is taking responsibility for the breach of security protocol.
"This was a lapse in judgment by one of our employees," the airline said. "We're working closely with the TSA and speaking to the individuals involved to better understand what happened."
The airline spokesperson said the 50-minute delay for the L.A. flight wasn't entirely due to the Kim and Yeezy flap, but also because of a lag in transferring some connecting bags.
Kanye also hit the headlines today after announcing details of a one-off show in London on February 24.