“Wiz Khalifa Day” Stirs Up Controversy In Pittsburgh


Perhaps wearing a hat with “DOPE” on it wasn’t such a good idea.

December 12 was declared “Wiz Khalifa Day” in Pittsburg. I’m sure Wiz (real name Cameron Thomaz) and his soon-to-be bride Amber Rose were excited, but not very many other people were.

The 25-year-old rapper’s public support of marijuana has residents upset that he was given such an honor by the City of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh City Councilman William Peduto had this to say:

“Wiz Khalifa is proud of his Pittsburgh background and takes every opportunity to sing the praises of Pittsburgh around the world.”

His song “Black and Yellow” became an anthem for Pittsburgh and Wiz said that being embraced by his hometown felt “really good.” On his special day, he tweeted:

“I also wanna thank the city of Pittsburgh for making 12-12 “Wiz Khalifa Day” in the burgh. Get stoned :-) “

The tweet has since been deleted, but some Pittsburgh citizens feel that he is not the symbol the city should be endorsing.

SOURCE: CBS Local (Pittsburgh)


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