News: Wiz Khalifa Makes No-Brainer Deal After Drug Bust
Thursday, May 9, 2013 3:40PM
Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa may have made one of the easiest decisions in his life by deciding to have a drug possession charge dropped in exchange for appearing in a video.
Details of Khalifa's latest legal win bubbled online this week.
Rapper Wiz Khalifa had a charge of possessing marijuana dismissed after appearing in a video for Winston-Salem students, encouraging them to stay in school. The Winston-Salem Journal reported that the charge was dismissed after Khalifa agreed to appear in a video that will be shown to students at Carter G. Woodson School. The top-selling rapper was cited May 1, 2012, for possessing marijuana after performing before about 2,000 people at the Joel Coliseum. (MyFox 8)
Despite the high-profile attention, this was reportedly Wiz's first offense in the North Carolina town.
Cameron Jibril Thomaz -- the rapper's real name -- had been cited in other parts of the country for possessing marijuana, but was a first-time offender in Forsyth County. Assistant District Attorney Mike Silver said Tuesday that he was treated no differently than other first-time drug offenders. Typically, first-time offenders are allowed to perform some kind of community service and to stay out of trouble. If they do that, prosecutors will agree to voluntarily dismiss charges. In the short video, Khalifa talks about the importance of staying in school and accepting responsibility for their actions, said Chris Beechler, Khalifa's attorney. (MyFox 8)
The rapper's drug bust caught headlines back in early May 2012.
Wiz Khalifa -- who famously raps about rolling joints "bigger than King Kong's fingers" -- was busted for weed AGAIN last night ... the 2nd time in 10 days. The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office in North Carolina tells us ... the rapper was ticketed for possession of marijuana after his concert in Winston-Salem last night. We're told officers discovered 11.39 grams of pot after searching the rapper and his tour bus. Wiz was cited and released -- and is required to appear in court at a later date. (TMZ)
Outside of legal drama, the 25-year-old rapper recently talked about embracing fatherhood with his newborn son Sebastian.
"Bash is great, man, he's awesome," Khalifa told host Sway Calloway. "He's eating on time, he's taking good poops, like a good baby should. He's been good." Though Wiz is adjusting to fatherhood nicely, he does find some difficulty with his new role. "The hardest thing for me is just when he cries. I want to give him everything just so he stops crying," he said. "You never want your baby to cry." (MTV)