'Redneck Woman' Singer Gretchen Wilson Arrested At Airport

The country artist was "belligerent" in the run-up to her arrest at a Connecticut airport, cops said.

Country singer Gretchen Wilson has been arrested at a Connecticut airport following a disturbance on an inbound flight.

Wilson, best known for the song "Redneck Woman," was apprehended by police at Bradley International Airport, in Windsor Locks, on Aug. 21, according to WFSB, a Hartford-based outlet.

Nolan Anthony, a passenger aboard the flight who witnessed the scuffle, told the station that the disturbance began when Wilson went to use the restroom and grew impatient because the woman inside had been taking a while.

When the woman finally exited the lavatory, she swung the door open, nearly hitting Wilson, leading to a testy ― but not overly aggressive ― exchange of words, according to Anthony.

But the other woman complained to flight attendants about Wilson's behavior, and the country star became peeved, the eyewitness told WFSB.

"She seemed agitated, but I didn't think much of it because she just got into a little altercation," Anthony said.

Troopers were alerted to the situation at around 7 p.m.. During an interview with Wilson, the star reportedly became belligerent.

Wilson was then arrested and charged with breach of peace. Her bond was set at $1,000. She was scheduled to appear in court Enfield Superior Court on Aug. 22, but her case was continued until September.

Wilson had flown to Connecticut for a private performance scheduled at the nearby Mohegan Sun casino on the night of Aug. 22.

The country artist has not offered a comment on the situation. It is unclear if she has retained an attorney, according to People.

Hailing from Pocahontas, Illinois, Wilson won a Grammy for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for the track "Redneck Woman" in 2004, according to Rolling Stone. Wilson is also known for her activism with the Republican party and has previously championed charitable causes like Make-A-Wish foundation. Her most recent album, Ready to Get Rowdy, was released on June 16, 2017. 

[Photo: Gretchen Wilson by Terry Wyatt / Getty Images]

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