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Rap star says he was one in Romney confrontation


BOSTON (AP) -- A rap star says former Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney first touched him -- and not the other way around -- during a confrontation aboard a taxiing Air Canada flight.

Sky Blu says in a video on TMZ.com he was trying to go to sleep when he leaned his seat back on a Vancouver-to-Los Angeles flight Monday. He says Romney loudly told him to straighten it and grabbed his shoulder.

Gordy says he swung at Romney to defend himself. He says Romney's wife, Ann, screamed and the plane returned to the gate before two police officers escorted Gordy off.

Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom (FURN'-strum) has no comment. Aides said this week that Romney told them he thought the other person was a band member.

Messages were left Friday with Air Canada and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

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