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Wiz Khalifa: I Was Handcuffed at LAX for Riding Hoverboard



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    Wiz Khalifa attends the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Entourage" at Regency Village Theatre on June 1, 2015 in Westwood, California.

    Wiz Khalifa just wanted to keep on rollin'.

    The 27-year-old rapper said police at Los Angeles International Airport handcuffed him on Saturday after he refused to ditch his hoverboard, a wheeled toy ridden standing up that is marketed under several brand names.

    On Saturday, he posted a video on his Instagram page that shows what appeared to be three uniformed officers restraining him on the ground, with his arms pinned behind his back.

    "Stop resisting,” one of them said in the video.

    "I'm not resisting, sir," the rapper replied calmly.

    "3 cops yell stop resisting," Wiz wrote. "Only thing to do is let em know. I'm not resisting, I'm doin what I want."

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    "All because I didn't want to ditch the technology everyone will be using in the next six months," he added, alongside another video showing him talking to authorities.

    "Haven't been slammed and cuffed in a while," Wiz tweeted. "That was fun."

    Wiz's real name, Cameron Thomaz, does not appear in arrest records.

    Police at LAX had no immediate comment.

    Wiz had also taken to social media after another incident involving police in 2014. He was arrested in Texas on suspicion of possessing half a gram of marijuana, a misdemeanor in that state. Wiz lives in California, where people can possess and use certain amounts of pot for medicinal purposes.

    After the arrest, he posted on his Twitter page a selfie from jail. In June, he pleaded guilty to possession of paraphernalia and paid a $500 fine.

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