The rapper Wiz Khalifa was handcuffed and forced to the ground by US customs officials at Los Angeles international airport on Saturday, claiming afterwards the use of force was prompted after he refused to get off his hoverboard.
Turns out this mini Segway that Khalifa keeps promoting is not a hoverboard. It’s a mini Segway.
A Hoverboard (or hover board) is a levitating board used for personal transportation in the films Back to the Future Part II and Back to the Future Part III. Hoverboards resemble a skateboard without wheels. Subsequent to the movies the hoverboard concept has been reused by many authors in various forms of media in fictional universes not directly related to Back to the Future.
The 27-year-old, whose real name is Cameron Jibril Thomaz, posted a video clip of the incident to his Instagram account, in which he was seen pinned to the floor by six officers.