Wiz Khalifa Busted Over a Hoverboard

Rapper didn't want to get off his at the airport
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 23, 2015 10:19 AM CDT
Wiz Khalifa Busted Over a Hoverboard
Wiz Khalifa arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Entourage" on Monday, June 1, 2015.   (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Wiz Khalifa got arrested last night in Los Angeles, and it wasn't your everyday celebrity-busted-with-drugs-or-guns arrest: The 27-year-old rapper was arrested for refusing to get off his hoverboard at LAX, and the Daily Beast reports that cops might have gotten a little rough, per some video shot by onlookers and posted online by Khalifa. "This? I didn’t do nothing, anyway. What you want to do? Put me in jail because I didn’t listen to what you say?" he tells police in one video. "We can have all the conversations you want to, you can end up on TMZ, destined to become as famous as you wanna be."

Another video shows him being wrestled to the ground as cops yell "Stop resisting!" Khalifa responds, "I'm not resisting, sir." He's a little more forceful in social media posts on the matter, later tweeting, "I stand for our generation and our generation is gonna be riding hover boards so if you don’t like it eat a dick!" and "They love sayin stop resisting." Or as Jezebel puts it, "it was a principled stand and a deep commitment to emerging technologies." (More Wiz Khalifa stories.)

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