Rap newcomer Wiz Khalifa has stepped forward to break down the make-up behind his publicized North Carolina arrest last week on drug charges.
According to Khalifa, he feels his rising celebrity status is drawing more authoritative attention.
“They want to try to scare you or make an example out of you before you get too far into what you’re doing,” he told MTV News on Monday (November 15). “When I started doing what I was doing [in the music industry], I was ready for it. Just being from where I’m from, I was already a target on a small scale. But as I build up and become more nationally known, that scale just gets larger.” (MTV)
Earlier today, Southern rapper Yelawolf shared his reaction to Wiz’s arrest.
“It’s unfortunate Wiz got locked up,” Yelawolf explained to AllHipHop.com. “Its my homie. Its inevitable. That man smokes so much weed, he needs to move to Cali to live where its legal. He definitely shouldn’t have been locked up for having weed or smoking weed. I mean he just smokes it, who gives a f**k. They need to let him go and drop that s**t.” (All Hip Hop)
Wiz was reportedly arrested last week while boarding his tour bus.
Buzzing rapper, Wiz Khalifa was arrested for the possession of marijuana. During the morning early hours of Tuesday, he was arrested when he made an attempt to board his touring bus. This happened after he finished his show at East Carolina University. Many American websites reported that the 23-year-old rapper was charged in Greenville, North Carolina. (MJB News Online)
Less than 24 hours after being arrested, Wiz announced his freedom via Twitter.
“man, jail sux! but bein taylor’d doesn’t,” Wiz tweeted Tuesday (November 9).
“@CardoGotWings man we hella str8″
Wiz Khalifa was reportedly released on a $300,000 bond.
Check out footage of Wiz Khalifa’s arrest below: