Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa was arrested in North Carolina Monday night for multiple marijuana violations, including trafficking marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a place for the sale of marijuana.
The rapper? — whose real name is Cameron Thomaz? — performed Monday night at East Carolina University in Greenville and was arrested by campus officers after the show. He was placed in Pitt County Detention Center early Tuesday morning and later released on bond.
The video footage purportedly of the arrest was posted on YouTube, but the person being arrested is seen from a distance.
Marijuana features heavily in Khalifa's rhymes. Monday night's performance was part of his "Waken Baken Tour 2010," and he has boasted in the past about smoking $10,000 worth of weed per month and recently launched his own line of rolling papers.
The rapper's most recent tweet reads "Smoke outs greenville, nc tonight. Fall thru wit ur finest plant life."
The rapper recently signed a multi-album deal with Atlantic Records and his latest single, "Black and Yellow," was released in September. In July, he was named the "Hottest Breakthrough MC of 2010" in an MTV News readers' poll in which more than 200,000 fans voted, beating out J. Cole, Nicki Minaj, Travis Porter and Diggy Simmons.
Rapper arrested after ECU show [Daily Reflector]
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