Green Day singer kicked off plane

One day before his 18th birthday, and halfway through his senior year of high school, Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong dropped out of high school to devote all his time to his band.
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Singer Billie Joe Armstrong of the band "Green Day" performs during the first concert of their Latin America tour in Caracas, Venezuela, on Oct. 8, 2010.
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OAKLAND, California - Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong says his sagging pants cost him a seat on a Southwest Airlines flight.

The singer-guitarist for the San Francisco Bay area-based band sent a message to his Twitter followers on Thursday expressing his indignation at being tossed from an Oakland-to-Burbank flight for wearing his trousers too low.

An ABC7 news producer who was on the same flight told the station that a flight attendant approached Armstrong before take-off and asked him to hike his pants higher.

The producer, Cindy Qiu, says when Armstrong insisted he was just trying to get to his seat, he and a traveling companion were taken off the plane.

Southwest spokesman Brad Hawkins says in a statement that Armstrong was allowed to board the next flight.