Monday 23 October 2017

But first... let me take a 'jail selfie' - Rapper Wiz Kahlifa shares snaps from jail

Jail selfie: Wiz shares a snap from his experience
Jail selfie: Wiz shares a snap from his experience

Ella Alexander

Rapper Wiz Khalifa was arrested yesterday on Sunday for marijuana possession, after security stopped the musician at El Paso airport, Texas.

He was jailed for a few hours, consequently delaying the release of his mixtape, 28 Grams. He was charged with misdemeanour possession of 0.5 grams of pot, according to a statement, and released on a bond of $300 (£178).

Khalifa – who was in El Paso to perform at Neon Desert music festival this weekend – was initially stopped because Transportation Security Administration discovered that he was travelling without identification.

“[This] led to him being sent for secondary screening,” officials explained.

“During that screening, the TSA officer located a metal container inside of the backpack which contained a prohibited item.”

Wiz Khalifa's booking photo for El Paso Police Department

Wiz Khalifa's booking photo for El Paso Police Department

While he was detained, the rapper whiled away the time by tweeting about his experience – in which he managed to see the lighter side of the situation and even sharing a selfie in what appears to be a cell, launching the hashtag #FreeTrapWiz.

His next few shows will see him play in Luxembourg, the Netherlands and the UK.

(Independent.co.uk)

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