Guess who got the hoverboard fancy real bad?
Seems like the hoverboard frenzy hasn’t spared even the tinsel town with the recent news spreading like a hot fire that our very own Wiz Khalifa is arrested by police for riding hoverboard at an airport on Saturday, August 22.
The incident took place at Los Angeles’ LAX airport, and a fight ensued between him and the cops when he refused to get off from the device.
This was confirmed by a series of posts clambered Twitter and Instagram by the “See You Again” rapper on the next day.
Wiz Khalifa seemed to enjoy the whole episode as he tweeted, “Haven’t been slammed and cuffed in a while.
That was fun.” The series of posts also hint that he had no shame about the incident, and he rather thought it was necessary, “All because I didn’t want to ditch the technology everyone will be using in the next six months. Do what you want kids.”
It is no surprise that he received instant support from many of his fans as one of the tweets also enforced that this technology cannot be stopped from the new generation, “I stand for our generation, and our generation is gonna be riding hover boards so if you don’t like it eat a ****!”
He even posted a video to Instagram where he is shown being held down on the ground by the cops.
His comment to the video was, “3 cops yell stop resisting. The only thing to do is let em know.
I’m not resisting, I’m doing what I want”. This seemed like a sarcastic response to the video where he is heard saying, “I’m not resisting, sir”.
Khalifa seems to be very friendly with social media as he posted a run in with airport law enforcement earlier as well.
On May 2014, the rapper surprised his fans with a selfie from jail when he was busted for using marijuana at an El Paso, Texas airport.
How can we ever forget that the arrest delayed the then-new, highly awaited mixtape 28 Grams.
And as very typical of him he had a mocking caption, “They’re tryna figure out how many grams I had. How ironic.”
Though Khalifa has been very proactive in the social media regarding the incident, however, his rep has still not responded to Billboard to their request for the comment!
Many people are also wondering which hoverboard was he riding on and wait??? Did you say HOVERboard? He must be hovering then?
Lexus recently introduced a demo video of their sleek hoverboard “Slide”, which used liquid nitrogen.
However that prototype isn’t available for purchase, and neither does the new renovations at LAX airport includes the magnetic flooring which would enable personal floatation.
So yup….Khalifa wasn’t riding the Lexus one for sure.
But to tell you for sure, he wasn’t riding the actual hoverboard either because his board had wheels and it touched the ground, so there’s no question of “hover” at all.
To be exact, it was self-balancing scooter available in the market from the range of $599 to $1499. Some popular brands namely are Phunkeeduck, Mobi Max and MonoRover R2. Most of the self-balancing scooters can travel 10-12 miles on a charge, with a top speed of around 10mph.
These self-balancing scooters look and work in quite similar ways. It’s a much better thing than a Segway in experience as it not only looks less dorky but even doesn’t bother you with the handle.
These scooters even weigh less and don’t be fooled; this apparently means you can take time getting used to it and ensuring proper balance while riding.
These self-balancing scooters have inbuilt sensors which track where your feet are moving, and the gyroscope helps you in adjusting (once you’ve got a bit of an idea).
You have to stand in the middle and lean in the direction where you want to go.
No doubt Wiz Khalifa had no problems being arrested. Who wants to be sorry for having fun on a ride after all?
My article appears at: http://www.hoverboardlane.com/wiz-khalifa-arrested-at-airport-for-riding-a-hoverboard/