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Wiz Khalifa (born Cameron Jibril Thomaz 08.09.1987)
Wiz Khalifa is an American rapper, known for his mixtapes and chart-topping albums, as well as the single 'Black and Yellow'.
Wiz Khalifa: Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth in 2013, Wiz Khalifa has a net worth of 30 million USD.
Wiz Khalifa: Childhood
Wiz Khalifa was born in Minot, North Dakota, to two military parents. Khalifa's parents divorced when he was three years old, and led to him having to move around a lot as a child, growing up in places like Japan, Germany and England, before he settled in Pittsburgh and started studying at Taylor Allderdice High School. When Khalifa was 17-years-old, he tattooed the word that would become hi stage name. 'Khalifa' is an Arabic word meaning 'successor' and 'wisdom'.
Wiz Khalifa: Career
Wiz Khalifa released his debut mixtape, 'Prince of the City: Welcome to Pistolvania' in 2005. This led on to his first debut album, entitled 'Show and Prove', which was released on 5th September, 2006, receiving rave reviews. The next mixtapes released by Wiz Khalifa were 'Star Power' in 2008 and 'Flight School' in 2009 - the same year as his second studio album. 'Deal of No Deal' was released on 24th November 2009, reaching the tenth position on Billboard's Top Rap albums. The next mixtape from Khalifa was 'Kush and Orange Juice', released in April 2010.
Wiz Khalifa released his third studio album, 'Rolling Papers', on 29th March 2011. The album received moderate reviews from critics, yet topped the US R&B/Hip Hop Albums and US Rap Albums charts, as well as reaching number two on Billboard's 200. The following year on 13th March, Khalifa released the mixtape 'Taylor Allderdice' to generally favourable reviews. On 4th December 2012, he released his fourth studio album, entitled 'O.N.I.F.C.' which performed similarly well to 'Rolling Papers', but received only mediocre reviews.
On 18th August 2014, Wiz Khalifa released his fifth studio album, 'Blacc Hollywood' to mixed reviews once again. This album, however, topped Billboard's 200 list, and making its way to the top of the Canadian album charts as well.
Wiz Khalifa: Personal Life
After a gig at East Carolina University, Wiz Khalifa was arrested for trafficking marijuana. He raised the $30,000 bail and resumed his tour.
In 2011, Khalifa began dating Amber Rose. On 1st March 2012, the couple were engaged, and they were married on 8th July 2013. After having a son, Rose filed for divorce on 24th September 2014. Before the divorce was settled, Khalifa made headlines after a sex-tape between him and Playboy model, Carla Howe, was leaked.
Biography by Contactmusic.com
The 'Furious 7' soundtrack song has become the most watched video on the internet.
It's been five years, but a new video has finally taken over Psy's 'Gangnam Style' in terms of viewership with Wiz Khalifa's 'See You Again' earning 2.8 billion views. A tribute to Paul Walker, it has been touching hearts since it was first released in April 2015.
Wiz Khalifa arriving at Drais Nightclub
Pop music videos generally top the list of most viewed YouTube videos, but only two have ever exceeded from than 2.8 billion views. 'See You Again' by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth has finally beaten Psy's K-pop video 'Gangnam Style'.
The pair were involved in a twitter war of words last week, but all is now good between the two rappers.
Wiz Khalifa has said he accepts Kanye West’s apology for his twitter tirade last week. West attacked Khalifa with a series of tweets last Thursday when he mistakenly thought the weed-loving rapper had referenced his wife Kim Kardashian in a post.
Wiz Khalifa has accepted Kanye West’s apology.
Speaking to Angie Martinez for Power 105.1 radio, Khalifa was asked: “Were you surprised by Kanye's reaction that he took it so crazy?” "I think everybody was but it's cool, everything's cool, we spoke it's all good," Khalifa replied.
Continue reading: Wiz Khalifa Says He Accepts Kanye West's Apology: 'Everything's Cool'
Khalifa had criticised Kanye's decision to change the name of his new album for a second time.
In the run up to his hugely anticipated seventh album, Kanye West has spent Wednesday afternoon dissing fellow rapper Wiz Khalifa on Twitter, in an incredible string of 27 tweets that also took aim at Khalifa’s ex Amber Rose and their child.
The rather alarming spat started on Tuesday (January 26th), when Kanye announced that he was changing the name of his forthcoming record again, from Swish to Waves, having already called it So Help Me God for most of last year.
Kanye West went on a lengthy Twitter rant against Wiz Khalifa
Continue reading: Kanye West Goes On Lengthy Twitter Rant At Wiz Khalifa
Cue Wiz taking a wiz jokes…
Rapper Wiz Khalifa was reportedly cited by police for public urination on Saturday in Pittsburg. Khalifa (real name Cameron Jibril Thomaz) was said to have been literally caught with his pants down by police, while taking an outdoor bathroom break behind a bar.
Wiz Khalifa has been cited by police for public urination.
According to the Associated Press, the incident occurred at 2:30 am on Saturday behind a bar called The Flats on Pittsburgh's South Side. Khalifa was not taken to jail, but instead he was cited for public urination.
Continue reading: Rapper Wiz Khalifa Reportedly Cited For Public Urination
She forgave her ex-boyfriend and her ex-husband during her SlutWalk event in Los Angeles this weekend.
Hip-hop artist and model Amber Rose has delivered a moving speech during her SlutWalk event, publicly forgiving two men in her life who have criticised her using sexist language and ‘slut-shaming’ terminology – her ex-boyfriends Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa.
Rose, 31, shared her experiences of sexist behaviour and slut-shaming in an emotional speech during the rally on Saturday (October 3rd) in Los Angeles. She has also recently set up the Amber Rose Foundation, a non-profit organisation aimed at highlighting the same issues.
Amber Rose at her 'SlutWalk' event in Los Angeles
Continue reading: Amber Rose Forgives Kanye West And Wiz Khalifa In Tearful Speech
According to the rapper we’ll all be using hoverboards within the next six months.
Rapper Wiz Khalifa was reportedly handcuffed by officers at LAX airport on Saturday evening for refusing to get off his hoverboard, according to TMZ. Khalifa has since shared a video on Instagram of the incident, which shows him being restrained by officers while protesting that he is not resisting arrest.
Wiz Khalifa at a run-in with police at LAX airport on Saturday.
Khalifa captioned the video, ‘3 cops yell stop resisting. Only thing to do is let em know. I'm not resisting, I'm doin what I want.’ In the clip officers can be heard telling Khalifa to ‘stop resisting’, while the rapper protests 'I'm not resisting sir. I'm not resisting. I'm not resisting sir.'
Continue reading: Wiz Khalifa Handcuffed At LAX After Refusing To Get Off His Hoverboard
The song pays tribute to the late ‘Furious 7’ star Paul Walker.
Wiz Khalifa is on top of the UK chart for a second week with his Paul Walker tribute single ‘See You Again’ from the Furious 7 soundtrack. According to the Official Charts Company the single added another 142,000 combined chart sales to its total tally this week, after becoming the fastest selling single of the year so far.
Wiz Khalifa’s 'See You Again' is spending a second week at the number one spot.
‘See You Again’ has also broken its own record as the UK’s most streamed record ever, with 3.72 million listens in the last seven days, beating last week’s total of 3.68 million. “I was really honoured to be asked to be a part of this song in paying tribute to Paul Walker. I hope we did him proud,” the rapper told the Official Charts Company after retaining the number one spot.
The model has said she’d would like to get back together with her estranged husband.
Despite filling for divorce last year, model Amber Rose has said she’d still like to get back together with ex Wiz Khalifa, though the two are currently dating other people. The 31 year old, who is currently on a promotional tour of the UK, ended her relationship with the rapper last September, after allegations that he cheated on her with blonde twins.
Amber Rose is currently on a tour of the UK.
In an interview with MailOnline, Rose said, “We're not back together but ideally I would like to. He's the love of my life and we have a beautiful kid together but right now we're just dating other people.”
Continue reading: Amber Rose Opens Up On Ex Wiz Khalifa "He's The Love Of My Life"
Wiz Khalifa is the king of Spotify,
Rapper Wiz Khalifa has broken the record for the most Spotify streams in the U.S in 24 hours after his single See You Again was played 4.2 million times on Monday April 13. The song featuring Charlie Puth appeared on the soundtrack for Fast & Furious 7 and now also has the record for most streams in a single week, with 21.9 million.
Wiz Khalifa has broken two Spotify records with his single See You Again
As a result of its popularity, See You Again rocketed to the top of the charts in 26 countries including the US, the UK, Australia, Germany, Canada and Switzerland.
Continue reading: Wiz Khalifa Breaks Spotify Record With 4.2m Streams In 24 Hours
The movie is a runaway success in the box offices domestically and internationally, and now it can add the Billboard charts as another conquest.
In addition its reign at the top of the American box offices, Furious 7 has doubled its domination after its soundtrack album roared to Number One in the Billboard 200. The multi-artist compilation climbed a place to the top spot in the week ending April 12th, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
The Furious 7 soundtrack has benefitted from the massive single ‘See You Again’ by Wiz Khalifa, which is also sitting atop the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart this week. The track, a tribute to the movie’s late star Paul Walker, plays over the movie’s end credits.
The song sold 464,000 individual downloads last week, and that translates into 58,000 track equivalent album sales for the soundtrack, over 50% of its 111,000 sales total.
Continue reading: 'Furious 7' Soundtrack Tops The Billboard 200 Albums Chart
Date of birth
8th September, 1987
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