“Las Vegas, I want guys you to remember tonight as something special,” Wiz Khalifa, his tattooed torso uncovered and his hair dyed purple, told the young crowd gathered to watch him perform outside the city’s Cosmopolitan hotel. With his band playing the intro to “We Dem Boyz,” his latest hit, the rapper continued, “It ain’t no matter where you’re from. If anyone run up on you ask you a question about tonight, say…”
Right on cue, the band kicked in and Khalifa yelled the song’s title, sparking frenzy both on and in front of the stage. The song capped off a performance that started earlier in the evening, with Khalifa wearing not just a T shirt but a red Playboy varsity jacket. Pittsburgh anthem “Black and Yellow” was an early highlight, and the rapper saluted his hometown with some dred-shaking headbanging and one-man slam-dancing.
The cellphone cameras went up for a wild “Work Hard, Play Hard,” and a few songs later, the bittersweet “Stayin Out All Night” gave both Khalifa and his fans a chance to take a breather and soak in the moment.
Watch videos of these performances live from The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas now:
“Black and Yellow”
“Work Hard, Play Hard”
“Stayin out All Night”