LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Rapper and songwriter Wiz Khalifa says he was “cuffed” by officers in an incident that occurred at Los Angeles International Airport this weekend.

Wiz Khalifa was returning from a concert in Finland when officers reportedly took him down.

He posted video footage, as well as photographs on his verified Twitter account (@wizkhalifa).

He says it was all because he refused to get off his hoverboard, a skateboard that hovers without wheels.

Khalifa, who had a number one hit this year with the song, “See You Again,” later tweeted: “I stand for our generation, and our generation is gonna be riding hoverboards.”

He also posted an image with the caption: “They love sayin stop resisting.”

A spokesperson for LAX said the incident occurred on Saturday, but would not elaborate on the circumstances. They instead referred CBS Los Angeles to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

The media division for the CBP sent the following statement in response to a request for comment:

“U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) strives to treat all travelers with respect and in a professional manner, while maintaining the focus of our mission to protect all citizens and visitors in the United States.

“All travelers arriving into the U.S. are subject to CBP inspection, and for their own safety and the safety of other passengers, must follow officers’ instructions while in the Federal Inspection Service area.

“CBP officers are conducting their critical national security mission while facilitating the entry of legitimate travelers. An uncompliant passenger or any disruptive behavior could put many at risk in this highly secure area.

“Privacy laws prevent CBP from discussing specific cases.”


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