Wiz Khalifa: I was handcuffed at LAX for riding a hoverboard – See VIDEO – Metro US

Wiz Khalifa: I was handcuffed at LAX for riding a hoverboard — See VIDEO

Hip-hop stoner king Wiz Khalifa went on a social media warpath after U.S. Customs officers wrestled him to the ground and handcuffed the superstar all because he wouldn’t get off of his hoverboard.

Haven’t been slammed and cuffed in a while. That was fun,” he tweeted.

Khalifa posted video of the Saturday incident at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) that shows his head pressed against the ground and a cop’s knee holding him down as they ordered the barely moving Khalifa to stop resisting.

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“I am not resisting, sir,” Khalifa, 27, says in the video.

In a Twitter video, he is shown standing and telling the Customs cops: “I didn’t do nothing. What you want to do? Put me in jail because I didn’t listen to what you say?”

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 said atop the posted video.

3 cops yell stop resisting. Only thing to do is let em know. I’m not resisting, I’m doin what I want.

A video posted by Wiz Khalifa (@mistercap) on

A Customs official confirmed that Khalifa (real nameCameron Jibril Thomaz) was, in fact, detained for not getting off his PhunkeeDuck Hoverboard, which retail for about $1,500.

They hoverboards are starting to increase in popularity. Jamie Foxx recently appeared with one on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. Chris Brown and Kylie Jenner have also been seen with them.

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Jaime Ruiz, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman, said Khalifa was handcuffed but not arrested.

Ruiz told Reuters travelers are treated with respect by officers, but that they must follow orders for their own safety and those of others. Khalifa failed to do so, he said.

Khalifa was returning to Los Angeles from a trip toFranceand Finland.

His tweets included a few obscenities and a reference to his very open use of weed.

“I stand for our generation and our generation is gonna be riding hover boards so if you don’t like it eat a d%$k!

His final tweet: “I got some awesome weed and a bad one to roll it for me so it’s all good.”


John A. Oswald is editor-at-large at Metro and can be found on Twitter@nyc_oz.
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