Wiz Khalifa has been arrested for possession of marijuana.
But rather than stressing about the outcome, the rapper has instead shared a ‘jail selfie’ followed by a minute-to-minute commentary of his experience behind bars in Dallas, Texas.
The 26-year-old Work Hard, Play Hard hitmaker was allegedly taken into custody on Sunday after TSA officials found a ‘green leafy substance’ on his person at the airport, according to TMZ, but was released just hours later.
‘Jail selfie’: Wiz Khalifa was arrested and placed in custody in Texas after five grams of marijuana were found on his person at the airport, according to TMZ, but he turned it into a photo opportunity
Wiz was en route from El Paso to Dallas when he was subjected to a standard check.
He was handed over to police, who have told the website that he was carrying five grams of marijuana.
The rapper, who is normally very active on Twitter, went silent for a number of hours on Saturday evening before re-emerging on the social networking site with a photo of what appeared to be a door inside a jail.
He accompanied the photo from the inside with the caption ‘Free Trap Wiz,’ which has quickly landed itself hashtag status thanks to his devoted fans objecting to their idol being locked up.
Say cheese: Wiz Khalifa even got to have his mug shot taken after his arrest in Texas
‘Free Trap Wiz’: The rapper, 26, has rallied his fans to start a hashtag dedicated to getting him out of jail as he shared another photo of the inside of his cell
As he sits in a cell, Wiz and his fans are repeatedly tweeting ‘#FreeTrapWiz’ such that the phrase is not unlikely to become a trending topic on Twitter.
‘Jail selfie’, he wrote alongside another photo, this time of himself wearing a red jacket and shooting a forlorn gaze at the camera lens.
Using the opportunity to promote his upcoming new mixtape entitled 28 Grams, Wiz later tweeted: ‘I wanna drop 28 Grams but they got me locced up. Soon as I get out, the tapes comin out [sic].’
‘Y’all freed me!’ Wiz Khalifa later shared a photo of himself sitting outside a private jet, proving that he was released from custody just hours after going in
He then updated his fans with more news from the inside, tweeting that ‘They’re tryna figure out how many grams I had,’ and adding, ‘How ironic.’
But he’s clearly not having too much of a hard time in the Texas custody cell, because when a fan asked him how he was being treated in there, his response was simply, ‘good.’
The rapper was released only a few hours later, and posted a Twitter photo of himself boarding a private jet, captioning it ‘Y’all freed me’.
Statement makers: Wiz Khalifa and wife Amber Rose were determined to win most fashion forward couple at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sunday
It’s not the first time that Wiz – who is married to Amber Rose – has been in trouble with the law on account of his very public love for marijuana, as he was also arrested for possession in the middle of his Waken Ball tour in November of 2010.
Just last week, Wiz and Amber were all dressed up in interesting furutistic ensembles to attend the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Always a big fan of shield sunglasses – making them her signature look at one stage – the singer took wrap around shades style to a new level with her Moncler Lunettes glasses.
Proving it is not what you were it is how you accessorise, the mother of one – Sebastian, 15 months – dressed simply but wore the had to miss massive black lens frameless sunglasses.
While they obscured half her face, there was no mistaking the star for anyone else thanks to her almost completely shaved blonde hair.
Lady in black: Proving it is not what you were it is how you accessorise, the mother of one dressed simply in a pair of tight black pants, a long shirt and suit jacket with platform boots
Allowing the sunglasses to be the centre of attention, Amber kept the rest of her look simple, wearing a black suit with platform boots.
Adding to the futuristic feel of her ensemble, the former girlfriend of Kanye West wore black lipstick.
Amber’s all-black ensemble perfectly complimented husband Wiz Khalifa’s outfit.
Lip service: Adding to the futuristic feel of her ensemble, the former girlfriend of Kanye West wore black lipstick.
Couple’s dressing: Amber’s all-black ensemble perfectly complimented husband Wiz’s black and white outfit
The rapper – who is one of the award’s presenters – went for an edgy look, which was both street cool and red carpet ready.
The 26-year-old We Dem Boyz rapper kept his colour palette simple, wearing a white shirt with a white jacket and a pair or ripped up black jeans.
The heavily tattooed rocker held his dreadlocks back with a black and white bandana and added some bling for the special occasion namely a gold necklace, watch and rings.
Fashion face: The 26-year-old We Dem Boyz rapper kept his colour palette simple, wearing a white shirt with a white jacket and a pair or ripped up black jeans.
The pair has been dating since 2011 but married for less than a year, however, as they walked the red carpet together it was clearly the couple are still very much madly in love.
Taking the led, Wiz made sure to not let go of Amber’s hand as everyone bustled around them.
Once inside the MGM Garden Arena, Amber did not take her sunglasses off, much to the bemusement of other stars.
Nicki Minaj was so enthralled by the 30-year-old’s futuristic look, she posted a picture of the pair backstage on Instagram, captioning it simply ‘Oh hey Am’.
Walk this way: Taking the led, Wiz made sure to not let go of Amber’s hand as everyone bustled around them.