Rapper Wiz Khalifa just chose the wrong spot for riding a hoverboard on a fine Sunday. Khalifa was handcuffed and then released by US Customs officers after refusing to stop riding his hoverboard at Los Angeles International Airport, authorities said on Sunday, August 23.
A video on Khalifa's Instagram site shows three US Customs and Border Protection officers pinning Khalifa to the floor on Saturday and telling him to quit resisting.
"I am not resisting, sir," Khalifa, 27, says in the video."I didn't do nothing, what you want to do? Put me in jail because I didn't listen to what you say?," Khalifa tells them.
Jaime Ruiz, a US Customs and Border Protection spokesman, said Khalifa was handcuffed but not arrested. Ruiz said 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, whose real name is Cameron Jibril Thomaz, is a prominent rap artist with numerous hit songs including See You Again, which was No. 1 for more than two months this year on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.On Twitter, Khalifa expressed his love for riding a hoverboard and other 'fun' he had when he was slammed. This was probably the first time, someone felt so happy after being handcuffed by a policeman (and not a lover) .
So Khalifa, if you love riding hoverboard, the playground is the place for you. Airports are for those who love riding the plane.
( With inputs from Reuters )