Wiz Khalifa detained for riding hoverboard at Los Angeles Airport
The use of a hoverboard got rapper Wiz Khalifa in big a trouble with customs at Los Angeles International Airport over the recently past weekend.
Khalifa, whose real name is Cameron Jibril Thomaz, was handcuffed and taken to the ground by officers from the U.S. Customs Department after he refused to stop riding his hoverboard at the airport last Saturday.
However, he was released soon. The rapper tweeted that he stood for the young generation, and claimed that he did nothing wrong.
The Department of U.S. Customs and Border Protection also confirmed that incident, but declined to disclose details, citing privacy. Officials said all travelers were treated with respect, while maintaining focus on the mission to protect all visitors at the airport.
Speaking about the rapper's brief detention, officials added, "All travelers arriving into the U.S. are subject to CBP inspection, and for their own safety and the safety of other passengers, must follow officers' instructions while in the Federal Inspection Service area."
Khalifa, who just topped the charts worldwide with See You Again, was returning from a European tour. The rapper has more than 60 million fans on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter who quickly defended him.
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