Wiz Khalifa thanks Soundset for support after Texas pot bust
|Photo by Erik Hess|
|Wiz Khalifa at Soundset 2014|
Just another day in the life of Wiz Khalifa. Early Sunday, Soundset organizers had reason to be nervous when the Pittsburgh rapper was arrested in El Paso, Texas. According to TMZ, about 0.5 grams of a "green leafy substance" was found on him during his TSA check before a flight to Dallas.
After he was taken into custody in El Paso, Khalifa started tweeting from his cell phone. It was less than 12 hours before his scheduled appearance, in the slot before headliners Atmosphere, at the sold-out Soundset Festival 2014 at Canterbury Park in Shakopee.
Wiz tweeted a shot of himself in a cell Sunday morning.
Right away, this mishap turned into the ideal opportunity to promote his forthcoming mixtape, #28 Grams.
Jail selfie. pic.twitter.com/l01qB8oLrm-- We Dem Boyz (@wizkhalifa) May 25, 2014
After performing at the Neon Desert Music Festival the previous evening, Khalifa was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana. He was released after posting $300 bail.
I wanna drop 28 Grams but they got me locced up. Soon as I get out, the tapes comin out. Fucc that.-- We Dem Boyz (@wizkhalifa) May 25, 2014
By 3 p.m., everything was right with the world, and Wiz announced he'd be getting to Soundset -- with not much time to spare. After Busta Rhymes pulled out last year, and Pusha T exited the lineup a few days before Soundset 2014, Wiz missing the show would've been a huge blow to the sold-out show.
To the people at soundset. Dont worry. This is what jets are for.-- We Dem Boyz (@wizkhalifa) May 25, 2014
|Photo via @wizkhalifa|
|With this photo, Wiz tweeted "Yall freed me."|
During Khalifa's energetic performance at Soundset, he took a break at about 7:30 p.m. to thank his dedicated fans in the middle of "Young, Wild & Free."
Im on a Pj to Soundest so I obviously can't drop the tape right now but iss def comin out today. Hit you when I land. -Trap Wiz-- We Dem Boyz (@wizkhalifa) May 25, 2014
Next: Watch Wiz give a lengthy props to his fans.