Famous rapper Wiz Khalifa, was rolling through the Los Angeles International Airport on his hoverboard, when he was approached by officials and asked not to ride it. A hoverboard is an electronic device with two wheels that can be ridden through body movements, similar to a Segway.
Things escalated quickly, and lead to an altercation during which Khalifa was restrained.
The footage of the incident, which was posted to Khalifa’s Instagram, shows several cops restraining the 27-year-old’s arms and pushing him to the ground.
Multiple officers are heard telling him to stop resisting, to which the rapper replies “I’m not resisting, sir.”
The post received almost 120,000 likes and 13,000 comments. He captioned the surveillance footage with “3 cops yell stop resisting. Only thing to do is let em know. I’m not resisting, I’m doin what I want.”
Haven’t been slammed and cuffed in a while. That was fun.
— Cameron (@wizkhalifa) August 22, 2015
Khalifa also posted a variety of tweets about the incident, including the video of when he was first confronted to Twitter.
All because I didn’t want to ditch the technogy everyone will be using in the next 6 months. Do what you want kids. pic.twitter.com/7F0KIQgFrA
— Cameron (@wizkhalifa) August 23, 2015
Although Wiz Khalifa was restrained at the time, he was not arrested.