March 3rd, 2010
11:20 AM ET
8 years ago

Romney recounts skirmish with rapper on Letterman

Romney appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman Tuesday.

Romney appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman Tuesday.

(CNN) - While Sarah Palin was firing off jokes in front of Jay Leno Tuesday night, potential Republican rival Mitt Romney was telling a few of his own during an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman.

Romney recounted his widely-publicized skirmish with rapper Sky Blu on a recent flight from Vancouver, during which Sky Blu allegedly accosted Romney after the former presidential candidate asked him to put his seat in the upright position.

"The fellow in the seat in front of my wife put his seat back during the takeoff procedure and as we have all heard 10,000 times, 'Please put your tray table and the seat back in the upright and locked position.'" Romney said. "So I tapped him on the shoulder and reminded him of that direction, and…he didn't like that by the way and he broke my hair."

"He broke his hair, ladies and gentlemen!" Letterman quipped back.

Blu, a member of the group LMFAO has claimed that Romney "put the vulcan grip on me" as he was trying to fall asleep.

The former Massachusetts governor, who is plugging a new book "No Apology: The Case for American Greatness," also acknowledged on Letterman he is "keeping the door open" to a presidential run in 2012.

"Of course he is running, I can tell by the cologne," Letterman retorted.

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soundoff (61 Responses)
  1. Heather

    Mitt naturally has a "vulcan grip" he's a great, trustworthy man whose hand shake would would crush the bones of that little ninny.

    "Sky Blu" was simply looking for some press since his career is less interesting than curling.

    March 3, 2010 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  2. WeThePeopleofVirginia

    I haven't watched Letterman in years because he's just not funny.

    March 3, 2010 01:32 pm at 1:32 pm |
  3. Zach K

    I think Romney started the incident. He is another Republican Liar after all.

    March 3, 2010 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  4. Wisconsonite - End the Anti-Trust Exemption for Insurance Companies!

    Romney & Palin . . . . both jokes, neither one funny.

    March 3, 2010 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  5. LacrosseMom(the real one)

    Good, someone needs to challenge Mitt!

    March 3, 2010 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  6. LacrosseMom(the real one)


    It is very arrogant of Mitt to believe that we are a PERFECT Nation!

    And we wonder why we are hated. WISDOM, is being able to admit you are wrong.

    We have been wrong, the Iraq war, for one, and we will be wrong again!

    For the U.S. to believe we are beyond reproach, is egotistical.

    Careful, America, do not get too full of yourself! God does not like, arrogance! He will humble us!

    March 3, 2010 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  7. Doug,lib jersey

    Funny how every Democrat in America supports violence against every American who isn't a socialist. Just like when they say they are pacifists, its all lies, if you have a shred of honesty you can't be a Democrat, see Patterson. Just check the crime/rape/murder rates in the bluest counties Vs. the most red ones.

    March 3, 2010 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  8. john in binghamton NY

    I am no fan of Mitt the robot, but this rapper is a total jerk. What is the deal with the stupid book title? Might as call it the case for world peace and run for Ms America instead.

    March 3, 2010 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  9. Salsaluver

    He too should stay away same as the runaway from Alaska.

    March 3, 2010 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  10. cheryl

    Funny how there are over 302 comments on Palin and not a one on Romney even though this article is 3 hours earlier. Although he is number two in the straw ballot at recent event, he doesn't bring out the passion in people whether good or bad as Palin does. Can he win the Republican ballot next time around? People don't say much about him one way or the other.

    March 3, 2010 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  11. sara

    Now the Rapper WILL tell the truth.....Slick Rich Mitt is an opportunist.

    March 3, 2010 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
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