Note: This story was updated Sunday night with a response from TSA.
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Following her debut at Jazz Fest Saturday, singer Diana Ross took to Twitter Sunday morning to share her unpleasant experience with TSA.
Ross, 75, amazed crowds on the Gentilly Stage singing her many hits dating back to 1964 and making several costume changes.
After her performance she sent out a tweet expressing her love for the city.
But hours later her mood was changed after she arrived at the airport.
Ross tweeted that while she had been treated like royalty in New Orleans, her experience was completely different when she was at the airport. Specifically, with TSA.
The singer stated that the experience of having a TSA agent touch her between her legs left her with mixed feelings and that she felt violated.
But Ross didn’t let the experience ruin her enjoyment of performing at her first Jazz Fest. She shared a video of her performing her hit, “Stop In The Name of Love”, with the Jazz Fest crowd singing along with the caption, “I’m feeling better. It took a minute.”
TSA did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but a spokesman later said an initial review of the incident showed officers followed the correct protocol, but said they will continue to investigate Ross’s complaint.
Read the full statement below:
“TSA is committed to ensuring all travelers are treated with respect and courtesy. TSA is aware of concerns presented by Diana Ross about her screening experience at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport this morning. Initial review of CCTV indicates that the officers involved with Ms. Ross’s screening correctly followed all protocols, however, TSA will continue to investigate the matter further. We encourage Ms. Ross to reach out to TSA so we can further explain our procedures, designed to protect travelers from a persistent threat.”