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Benzino is explaining what led him to go off on a flight attendant on Tuesday.  

He tells TMZ he became enraged after an AirTran flight attendant asked to see his and his wife's tickets to prove that they were supposed to be seated in first class on the flight from Las Vegas to Atlanta. 

Benzino believes they were questioned because of their skin color.  He adds that the AirTran staff were "very disrespectful" and "inappropriate." 

While he was kicked off the flight for his rant, Benzino later got an apology from the airline, as well as two $200 vouchers. 

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