Wiz Khalifa took a stand for the current generation but U.S. customs officials were unimpressed.
The "See You Again" rapper was at the Los Angeles International Airport Saturday when he was forced to the floor and handcuffed for refusing to get off a hoverboard. Khalifa took to Twitter to talk about the incident, also posting on Instagram a video to show what happened.
"Haven't been slammed and cuffed in a while. That was fun," he wrote.
With Khalifa already down on the floor, LAX customs officials can be heard saying "stop resisting" several times, to which the rapper calmly replied "I'm not resisting sir. I'm not resisting."
Afterwards, Khalifa tweeted that he was treated as such just because he didn't want to ditch technology that everyone will probably have in the next six months. He also encouraged everyone to just do what they want, adding he stood for the generation and the generation will be riding hoverboards and anyone who doesn't like that won't be able to do anything about it.
To be technical, Khalifa wasn't actually riding a hoverboard. Instead, he was on a self-balancing, two-wheel scooter. The rideable gadget is starting to grow popular these days, most especially with various celebrities seen using it, like Kendall Jenner, Nicki Minaj and Justin Bieber.
The hoverboard also goes by many names, such as Future Foot, Cyboard, Oxboard, IO Hawk and Phunkee Duck, thanks (or no thanks?) to a rampant practice in China where companies copy designs but rebrand their product when selling it overseas. Even celebrities are at it, like Souja Boy, who is selling his own line of Souljaboards for $1,500 each.
Maybe Khalifa will be headed down that route as well as he tweeted that what's funnier is that customs officials may soon be riding hoverboards as well, maybe even ending up with the ones he designed.
According to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, they can't discuss specifics about the incident due to privacy laws but have reiterated that uncompliant passengers or anyone exhibiting disruptive behavior can put a lot of people at risk that's why they are dealt with immediately.