Wiz Khalifa has a generally jovial disposition, so it’s no surprise that he didn’t seem to let his recent arrest get him too down. In fact, when the Taylor Gang general got locked up early Sunday morning, he found a way to take a selfie (cell-fie, anyone?) and post it online for his fans to see.
How would someone have their cell when they’re locked up in an actual cell, you ask? It took a little deception, and the flexing of some star power.
“He was pissed,” Wiz told “Sway in the Morning” of the officer he was dealing with, before shouting him out and apologizing. “Cause I was like, ‘Yo, can I get that phone, man? I really need to call my wife. I gotta tell her what happened.’ And he gave me the phone, and I was like, ‘Selfie!’”
The rapper said that his arrest, which went down at the El Paso Airport, was due to the fact that he had a grinder. He ended up in jail for less than a day — he got out in time to perform at Soundset Festival in Minnesota last night — and was appreciative of all of the support his fans showed.
“It wasn’t really a surprise,” he said of the outpouring on social media. “It definitely felt good, though. It’s good to see people rally up for a good cause, ’cause you doing something positive over here. I’m a lot of kids’ hero. If you were to lock up the Ninja Turtles, I would have did exactly the same thing.”
He also talks about the creation of his TrapWiz character, which served as the inspiration behind his new mixtape, 28 Grams, which dropped yesterday.
Oh, and there’s also this gem: “I only eat fruit when I go to jail.”
Jail selfie. pic.twitter.com/l01qB8oLrm
— We Dem Boyz (@wizkhalifa) May 25, 2014