Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have sparked a serious investigation after being allowed to skip a security checkpoint in JFK airport. Turns out being a celeb, while getting you a lot of special treatment in lots of other places, just doesn't fly when it comes to skipping an x-ray and metal detectors.

The couple were escorted past a key checkpoint in the New York airport by an airline greeter, in what has been called a major security violation, while rushing to catch a connecting flight to Los Angeles after arriving from Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday. A spokesperson for American Airlines released a statement saying 'This was a lapse in judgment by one of our employees. We're working closely with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and speaking to the individuals involved to better understand what happened.' Why were they in Rio you ask? Apparently enjoying a second, yes second, 'babymoon', as Kim has been warned she needs to reduce her stress levels. 'Babymoon' is one of the most disgusting terms I think I've ever read.

Anyway, back to the airport upset. Kim and Kanye's troubles then ended up delaying their onward flight to LAX by 50 minutes, with the pair of them originally allowed to board the plane and take their seats before being pulled off and forced to go through another security checkpoint where TSA agents screened the couple before being allowed to re-board the flight.

A spokesperson for the TSA insisted the high profile couple, were not to blame for the security breach, explaining: 'An airline employee escorted the two travelers through a non-public area in order to provide expedited access to their domestic flight. In doing so, the airline employee violated security protocols by permitting the travelers to by-pass the TSA security checkpoint. TSA officials learned of the violation and conducted a private screening of the two passengers in the area of the jet way.' Basically, they're embarrassed and someone is getting fired. Hopefully between them Kim and Kanye can pick up the redundancy package for the poor person who was just trying to do their job.