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Wiz Khalifa detained at Los Angeles airport for riding hoverboard

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Wiz Khalifa was detained by Customs and Border Protection officers at Los Angeles International Airport on Saturday after allegedly refusing to get off his hoverboard.

“Haven’t been slammed and cuffed in a while. That was fun,” the rapper tweeted. “All because I didn’t want to ditch the [technology] everyone will be using in the next 6 months. Do what you want kids.”

 

“What’s even funnier than them not bein able to do s— is they’ll be riding them soon as well. Maybe ones I design,” he added. “I stand for our generation and our generation is gonna be riding hover boards so if you don’t like it eat a d—!”

Khalifa also posted video on Instagram showing officials holding him on the ground. “[Three] cops yell stop resisting,” he captioned it. “Only thing to do is let em know. I’m not resisting, I’m doin what I want.”

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

A post shared by Wiz Khalifa (@wizkhalifa) on

 

When reached with a request for comment, a Customs and Border Protection spokesperson provided the following statement:

“U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) strives to treat all travelers with respect and in a professional manner, while maintaining the focus of our mission to protect all citizens and visitors in the United States. All travelers arriving into the U.S. are subject to CBP inspection, and for their own safety and the safety of other passengers, must follow officers’ instructions while in the Federal Inspection Service area. CBP officers are conducting their critical national security mission while facilitating the entry of legitimate travelers. An uncompliant passenger or any disruptive behavior could put many at risk in this highly secure area. Privacy laws prevent CBP from discussing specific cases.”

EW has also reached out to reps for Khalifa.

This post has been updated throughout. 

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