A warrant has been issued for Wiz Khalifa's arrest.
The 26-year-old rapper failed to appear for a scheduled court appearance in El Paso yesterday for a hearing over a misdemeanor charge of possession of marijuana.
When Judge Ricardo Herrera learned neither the "We Dem Boyz" star - whose real name is Cameron Thomaz - nor his lawyer had arrived for the hearing, he issued an arrest warrant, TMZ reports. The charges stem from an arrest in May when the rapper - who has 17-month-old son Sebastian with wife Amber Rose - was detained at an airport in El Paso, Texas, after officers from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) allegedly found a "green leafy substance" in his luggage before he boarded a flight to Dallas.
The rapper shared several images online from behind bars, including a "jail selfie" in which he appeared to not be wearing any trousers.
Wiz Khalifa was arrested for marijuana possession yesterday morning.
The 26-year-old rapper was detained at an airport in El Paso, Texas, after officers from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) allegedly found a "green leafy substance" in his luggage before he boarded a flight to Dallas.
A law enforcement source told gossip website TMZ.com that the "Black And Yellow" hitmaker, who has 14-month-old son Sebastian with wife Amber Rose, was taken into custody and turned over to local police. The "We Dem Boyz" rapper shared several images online from behind bars, including a "jail selfie" in which he appeared to not be wearing any trousers.
Despite creating the hashtag "FreeTrapWiz," on Twitter and poking fun at the incident, he later hinted that he was becoming increasingly frustrated: "I wanna drop 28 Grams but they got me locced up. Soon as I get out, the tapes comin out. Fucc that... They're tryna figure out how many grams I had. How ironic [sic]."
Cee-Lo Green is allegedly set to be charged with ecstasy possession.
Charges against the The Voice judge for sexually assaulting a woman are set to be dropped, but the singer looks set to be booked for possession of the illegal substance, which he is said to have slipped into her drink, instead.
The Los Angeles County District Attourney (DA) is set to reject the sexual assault case this morning due to insufficient evidence, but Cee-Lo will instead be charged for one count of ecstasy possession, according to website TMZ. The woman at the center of the case claims Cee-Lo slipped the class-A drug into her drink during a date at a sushi restaurant over a year ago and subsequently found herself naked in his bed with no knowledge of how she got there. However, the authorities have found inconsistencies in the woman's story, namely that the couple were dating at the time and had been intimate before.
Rihanna's tour buses were allegedly stopped and searched for drugs.
The "Stay" singer - who recently kicked off her Diamonds world tour - was not on any of the buses when they were reportedly stopped at the border between Michigan and Canada but a "small amount" of marijuana was discovered on an unidentified passenger.
A law enforcement source told gossip website TMZ.com that a total number of ten buses were stopped at the Ambassador Bridge, which separates Windsor, Canada and Detroit, and inspectors initiated a secondary bus-to-bus search after an officer smelt the drug on one of the buses. A sniffer dog was brought on board and detected drugs on one passenger, who was then searched and a small amount of marijuana was discovered. He was reportedly cited with a civil penalty.
The 24-year-old star resumed her tour last Thursday after being forced to cancel two shows in Boston and Baltimore after falling ill with laryngitis immediately after the first show of the tour in New York state and tweeted she was "embarrassed" about it.
While Lady Gaga can publicly smoke marijuana on stage in the Netherlands, Fiona Apple gets thrown in the slammer for having hashish on her tour bus in Texas.
The 35 year-old singer's tour bus was halted at a border stop in Sierra Blanca, Texas, where authorities claim to have found hashish and marijuana in the vehicle. Apple - who is currently touring to promote her album The Idler Wheel... - was charged for possession and is currently being held at the Hudspeth County Jail.
Apple is scheduled to perform tonight in Austin, but there is no word yet as to whether or not she will have to cancel due to her legal issues.
Sierra Blanca hasn't been the most welcoming city of celebrity pot users, as Snoop Dogg, Willie Nelson, and Armie Hammer have all been previously arrested there for drug possession.
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Snoop Dogg was detained in Norway yesterday after entering the country with eight grams of marijuana.
The "Drop it Like it's Hot" hitmaker reportedly arrived at Kjevic Airport in Kristiansand with the drugs, which were detected by a sniffer dog, and 224,500 kroner ($75,300) in cash, which is 196,000 kroner ($33,300) above the legal limit.
A customs official said the rapper was fined 52,000 kroner ($8,800) for the violations, and local laws state people carrying anything less than 15 grammes is merely punishable by a fine. Snoop - whose real name is Calvin Broadus - was in the country to perform at the Hove festival last night in the southern town of Kristiansand.
But it's not the first time this year that the 40-year-old rapper has been busted for drugs: he was arrested at Sierra Blanca, Texas in January at a border control checkpoint - the same one where country singer Willie Nelson was busted in 2010 - when a sniffer dog found marijuana on his tour bus.
Wiz Khalifa has been arrested for marijuana possession.
The "Black and Yellow" rapper was busted by cops in North Carolina after the officers pulled over his tour bus following his concert in Winston-Salem on Tuesday night and discovered 11.39 grams of marijuana after searching the vehicle, according to TMZ.com. The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office has revealed Wiz was cited for possession of a controlled substance and then released and he now must appear in court to face charges at a later date.
This is the second time in 10 days Wiz - who is engaged to model Amber Rose - has been found in possession of cannabis. The 24-year-old hip-hop star was cautioned for the offense by police after he was discovered in a hotel room on April 21 smoking a joint following complaints from other guests.
Although Wiz - real name Cameron Jibril Thomaz - tried to get rid of the evidence by throwing the drug-laced cigarette out of his window before letting the police in, the officers recovered the joint and the musician then confessed to having another 3.7g of marijuana in his pocket.
Looks like the “It Wasn’t My Purse” defense didn’t get her out of this one: Paris Hilton has been charged with cocaine possession.
The hotel heiress could face up to four years in prison after 0.8 grams of the illegal drug was found in her handbag when she and boyfriend Cy Waits were stopped and searched by police in Las Vegas on Friday night.
It has been claimed District Attorney David Roger - who is overseeing the case - is set to sentence the 29-year-old socialite to prison, because he “won’t tolerate celebrities” who get into trouble. “Roger won’t tolerate celebrities coming to Las Vegas and thinking they can get away with illegal behavior. It’s going to be extremely difficult for Paris to get out of these charges, even with the brilliant legal skills of her lawyer, David Chesnoff,” said a source.
She is due in court on October 27 over the felony possession of a controlled substance charge, which was filed in court by the Clark County District Attorney’s Office.
The woman who refuses to allow international borders get in the way of her partying: Paris Hilton was arrested for drug possession in South Africa last night.
The hotel heiress was taken into police custody and held in a cell after watching the soccer World Cup match between Brazil and Holland in Port Elizabeth as undercover police officers said they had found local marijuana, known as ‘dagga,’ in her handbag. Paris had been followed by detectives as she boarded a luxury bus that had taken her, her friends and Leonardo DiCaprio to the quarter-final game and when officers unleashed their sniffer dogs, they went straight to the blonde beauty and her pals.
Just a few weeks ago, TV Envy reported that Gary Dourdan would be leaving his post at CSI. At the time, it appeared the actor who had played Warrick Brown since 2000 had made the decision to leave on his own. But did he really?
Since that initial story, TV Guide hinted that Gary’s departure may have been prompted by studio execs. Why? Possibly because of an “ongoing problem personal to Dourdan.”
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