Rapper Wiz Khalifa was handcuffed Saturday and forced to the ground at Los Angeles International Airport because he wouldn’t get off his hoverboard, the hip-hop star said on social media.
Video posted on the “See You Again” rapper’s Instagram feed shows U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers holding him down and yelling “stop resisting.”
As officers restrain him, the rapper says several times, “I’m not resisting, sir.”
Khalifa, real name Cameron Jibril Thomaz, captioned the video: “3 cops yell stop resisting. Only thing to do is let em know. I’m not resisting, I’m doin what I want.”
The rapper also tweeted that the incident happened, “All because I didn’t want to ditch the technogy (sic) everyone will be using in the next 6 months. Do what you want kids.”
He added in another tweet: “I stand for our generation and our generation is gonna be riding hover boards so if you don’t like it eat a di*k!”
Before the incident happened, the rapper said on Twitter that he was returning from performances in France and Finland.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection wouldn’t comment specifically on the incident, but told CNN, “U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) strives to treat all travelers with respect and in a professional manner, while maintaining the focus of our mission to protect all citizens and visitors in the United States. 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. CBP officers are conducting their critical national security mission while facilitating the entry of legitimate travelers. An uncompliant passenger or any disruptive behavior could put many at risk in this highly secure area.”
Watch the video below of officers detaining the rapper.