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Videos: Wiz Khalifa Handcuffed At LAX For Riding A 'Hoverboard'
Wiz Khalifa was slammed to the ground and handcuffed at LAX for simply riding the wave of the future, the rapper said.
On Saturday afternoon, Khalifa was riding through the airport on what he called a "hover board," but Customs and Border Protection officers weren't too keen on the march of progress rolling forward.
"What you want to do?" the rapper can be heard in a video he later tweeted. "Put me in jail because I didn’t listen to what you say?"
He was then taken to the ground by three officers, and told "Stop resisting!" as he's handcuffed.
The "hover board" doesn't actually hover, but is a self-balancing, two-wheeled electric scooter that has been a favorite of several celebs. Think of it as a Segway without handles.
Khalifa anointed himself a martyr for our future:
Haven't been slammed and cuffed in a while. That was fun.— Wiz Khalifa (@wizkhalifa) August 22, 2015
I stand for our generation and our generation is gonna be riding hover boards so if you don't like it eat a dick!— Wiz Khalifa (@wizkhalifa) August 23, 2015
Entertainment Weekly reached out to Customs and Border Protection, and received this statement in response:
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) strives to treat all travelers with respect and in a professional manner, while maintaining the focus of our mission to protect all citizens and visitors in the United States. All travelers arriving into the U.S. are subject to CBP inspection, and for their own safety and the safety of other passengers, must follow officers' instructions while in the Federal Inspection Service area. CBP officers are conducting their critical national security mission while facilitating the entry of legitimate travelers. An uncompliant passenger or any disruptive behavior could put many at risk in this highly secure area. Privacy laws prevent CBP from discussing specific cases.
Wiz Khalifa be OK though:
I got some awesome weed and a bad one to roll it for me so it's all good.— Wiz Khalifa (@wizkhalifa) August 23, 2015