Wiz Khalifa forced to ground, handcuffed at LAX for riding ‘hover board’

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Rapper Wiz Khalifa may be a chart-topping recording artist but he can’t get away with riding a hover board wherever he wants. Wait a minute … what year is it again?

In an altercation with customs at Los Angeles International Airport over the weekend, Khalifa was handcuffed and forced to the ground by three officers after refusing to get off his gold-plated two-wheeled “hover board.” As per a video the rapper posted to his Instagram, officers told him to “stop resisting” once he was on the ground. In response, the rapper responded “I’m not resisting sir, I’m not resisting.”

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

As Wired notes (via The Verge), Khalifa wasn’t actually hovering above the ground on a board in the LAX airport. The vehicle is essentially a ‘self-balancing’ scooter without handlebars that has been popularized by celebs like Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, and Kendall Jenner. Rapper Soulja Boy even sells branded versions of this new form of transportation, called Souljaboards, for $1,500 each.

Regardless of what it’s called, Khalifa simply didn’t want to get off of the two-wheeled scooter. The rapper reportedly taunted customs officials after they asked him to get off of the device, resulting in the altercation that ended with the 27-year old on the ground.

Even afterwards, the rapper known for his 2015 smash hit See You Again remained defiant about the incident, using some choice words after exclaiming that “our generation is gonna be riding hover boards,” and telling the authorities what they can do if they don’t like it.

Khalifa didn’t end up in jail this time according to CNN. If he pulls the stunt again — say, this weekend when he’s traveling to perform in Monterrey, Mexico — he may not be so lucky.

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