Wiz Khalifa was handcuffed at the Los Angeles International Airport on Saturday, August 22. The rapper was reportedly approached by police officers because he refused to get off of his hoverboard. In a video posted online, you can hear the altercation between Khalifa and the cops. “This? I didn’t do nothing anyway,” he said. “What you want to do? Put me in jail because I didn’t listen to what you say? We can have all the conversations you want to, you can end up on TMZ, destined to become as famous as you wanna be.” In another video posted on Instagram, Khalifa is seen handcuffed, on the ground, and with three cops telling him to not to resist. You can hear him say that he is not resisting within the video.
The “See You Again” rapper took to Twitter to voice his annoyance with the way the situation was handled. He thought the reasoning was ridiculous and encouraged his fans to do as they pleased. “All because I didn’t want to ditch the technology everyone will be using in the next 6 months. Do what you want kids,” he wrote. “What’s even funnier than them not bein able to do shit is they’ll be riding them soon as well. Maybe ones I design.” There is no record of an arrest after the incident.
The buzz around hoverboards has been increasing in the past few months. One of the creators of the new technology, Lexus, has even released a video explaining the way in which the hoverboard works. The hoverboard “uses a superconductor suspended in a magnetic field to stay afloat.” The Lexus’ hoverboard needs a specific surface in order to work, but it does indeed float.
Wiz Khalifa recently concluded his tour with Fall Out Boy and Hoodie Allen on August 10. He is also rumored to be dating singer Rita Ora after the two were seen enjoying a late night dinner after the Teen Choice Awards.
The “We Dem Boyz” rapper is also very open with his marijuana use. And thanks to The Cookie Factory, he doesn’t pay for marijuana. The medical cannabis company sponsors Khalifa and sells his “Khalifa Kush” as well.