Wiz Khalifa was arrested Sunday morning after being stopped at an airport in Texas. TMZ reports that the rapper was flying from El Paso to Dallas when officials discovered a “green leafy substance” during a TSA check.
The TSA officials turned Khalifa over to local police, who told TMZ that he was holding 0.5 gram of pot. Once in jail, Khalifa began tweeting out photos of himself and promoting a hashtag campaign, #FreetTrapWiz.
Jail selfie. pic.twitter.com/l01qB8oLrm
— We Dem Boyz (@wizkhalifa) May 25, 2014
“I wanna drop 28 Grams but they got me locced up,” Khalifa wrote, referring to the mixtape that he’s been promising as a lead-in to his new album, “Blacc Hollywood,” which is expected late this summer. “Soon as I get out, the tapes comin out. Fucc that.” On Friday, he had released a fresh taste of the mixtape with a take on Missy Elliot’s track “The Rain.”
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Sunday morning’s arrest was not Khalifa’s first drug-oriented run-in with the law. In April 2012, he received a citation for misdemeanor marijuana possession in Nashville. The month after that, police reportedly busted him with weed in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Despite the hiccup in his release plans, Khalifa continued to use his detention as an opportunity to promote his mixtape. “They’re tryna figure out how many grams I had,” he noted. “How ironic.”