Kamel challenges Kalanick for decreasing the rates for drivers of its Uber Black auto service.
The driver, Fawzi Kamel, made a decision to spark up a conversation with the bigwig of Uber, who is also technically his employer. "I'm bankrupt because of you.You keep changing every day".
"Good luck to you, but I know [you're not] going to go far", Kamel fires back as Kalanick left.
"Bullshit", Kalanick says in response to Kamel's accusation that he's dropped the prices of Uber Black.
"My job as your leader is to lead. and that starts with behaving in a way that makes us all proud", he said.
"I saw the email", Kamel explained. "It starts in May".
"The criticism we've received is a stark reminder that I must fundamentally change as a leader and grow up", he wrote.
Bloomberg obtained the above video, which is from Sunday, February 5, and shows Kalanick, legs spread in the middle seat between two women friends in an Uber Black vehicle, the company's higher-end offering.
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"We started high end, we didn't go low-end because we wanted to".
Uber's senior vice-president of engineering, Amit Singhal, has been forced to quit after reports of sexual harassment against him surfaced at his previous employer Alphabet Inc's Google, reported Reuters citing a report in Recode. Uber was accused of undermining a NY taxi union strike during a protest of President Donald Trump's immigration policies at John F. Kennedy Airport.
Between allegations of sexism within its ranks, the #ation ban situation and a self-driv red lights, Now, a leaked video obtained by Bloomberg shows CEO Travis Kalanick vehemently arguing with an Uber driver over how much he pays the fleet.
Mr Kalanick also caused controversy after he accepted an invitation to be a part of a business advisory group for President Donald Trump.
Singhal joined Uber last month after working as Google's head of search for 15 years.
Last week, Waymo, a self-driving auto company that used to be part of Google, sued Uber in federal court, alleging betrayal and high-tech espionage.
That said, the San Francisco-based company, with 11,000 corporate employees, still appears to be driving in the fast lane. He worked directly with CEO Travis Kalanick. The person also said Singhal went through the standard background checks before his employment at Uber and the sexual harassment allegations during Singhal's time at Uber never came up.