We’ve covered the hoverboard beat pretty closely. I mean, it’s kind of a childhood dream. Between Tony Hawk, mystical Lexus hoverboard edits and beyond, Marty McFly’s days have become our days. We’re thankful for that. (Although we have yet to test these babies out ourselves.)
Which is why when we heard that rapper Wiz Kalifa (whom you may know from “We Dem Boyz”) was restrained by police officers at LAX yesterday for allegedly riding a hoverboard, we needed to know more.
Khalifa took to social media right before he was detained with some choice words and a raw video of what happened.
All because I didn’t want to ditch the technogy everyone will be using in the next 6 months. Do what you want kids. pic.twitter.com/7F0KIQgFrA
— Cameron (@wizkhalifa) August 23, 2015
The rapper continued with the following tweet:
“What’s even funnier than [the cops] not bein able to do shit is they’ll be riding them soon as well. Maybe ones I design. I stand for our generation and our generation is gonna be riding hover boards so if you don’t like it eat a dick!”
The incident falls in line with a rash of episodes involving police exercising excessive force across America. “Hoverboardgate” most likely could have been resolved without a violent airport security tape flooding Wiz Khalifa’s 20.9M Twitter followers. Beyond that headscratcher, further questions needed answering.
Is this the first-ever hoverboard-related arrest? (Yes?)
What would Marty McFly do?
Will our generation really be riding hoverboards?
Where can we get a Wiz Khalifa-designed hoverboard?