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Wiz Khalifa Was Handcuffed For Refusing to Get Off His Hover Board

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Over the weekend, Wiz Khalifa was stopped at LAX for the intolerable crime of "taking a stand for our generation" and not wanting to dismount his IO Hawk/hover board/hand-less Segway. Whatever you want to call the technology (which has recently become the rapper ride of choice), it's ultimately pretty harmless, which makes it all the more absurd that several officers took Wiz down while repeatedly claiming that he was "resisting," even though he is basically just chilling.

It's frustrating that this happened, not least because it's yet another moment where someone is incapable of actually resisting unfair treatment by law enforcement for doing nothing. LAX's response is generic and does nothing to suggest that Wiz's hover board could have been a threat to anyone, which is especially suspicious when you consider that, apparently, they're not banned for everyone.

For more, we turn to the trailer for the upcoming season of Empire, in which Hakeem is seen riding around on his very own IO Hawk. Does this mean that at some point, the "Drip Drop" star will have his own airport altercation? Only time and Twitter will tell.


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