Rapper Wiz Khalifa arrested for felony marijuana trafficking

Up and coming rapper Wiz Khalifa was arrested on drug charges following  his show at East Carolina University last night.  Authorities took Khalifa into custody after searching his tour bus.

A spokesman with the Pitt County Detention Facility verified with MTV News that Khalifa, born Cameron Thomaz – 22, was booked at around 1:30 AM and was later released after posting $300,000 bail.  Charges from the arrest include a felony count of trafficking in marijuana,  felony count of maintaining a dwelling/vehicle/place for sale or storage of marijuana and one misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.  Nine other people were arrested on the same charges.

Khalifa is an outspoken proponent of the use and legalization of marijuana having gone as far as to boast in an interview that he had a $10,000 a month habit.  Our man even has his own line of rolling papers!  I’m going to go out on a limb here and guess if you’re a rapper and you make bank off rolling papers you just might be making yourself a target for the police.

The following video was posted to YouTube that shows fans booing and yelling at the cops while they are making their arrests.  At least you know where Khalifa’s fans stand:

Hell the name of his tour was “Waken Baken” and he even bragged about getting his fans high via twitter before the show.

“smokes out in greenville nc tonite. fall thru wit yur finest plant life”

Touting your love for weed can sell some records but it can also make you a serious target for the cops. Khalifa has found this out the hard way it appears. He’s keeping upbeat about the whole deal taking his message of thanks to twitter with the following rhyme:

I think Khalifa will be a little more discreet in the future.  You know, keep it weed gangsta like Willie Nelson kid!