Wiz Khalifa—whose birth name is Cameron Jibril Thomaz—is a widely successful rapper known for his hits, “Black and Yellow,” “Work Hard, Play Hard,” and “We Dem Boyz.” Since emerging onto the hip-hop scene in 2005, Khalifa has shown steady progression in the music game and is now considered to be one of the hottest rappers in the music industry.
Khalifa has always been candid about his life with his fans that he refers to as Taylor Gang, but here are five things you may not know about him.
5. He’s always had an affinity for tattoos
As a young boy, Wiz Khalifa aspired to have his whole body covered in tattoos. Before becoming a teen, he planned out what images he would like to have tatted and when he was 16, his mother took him to get his first tattoo. Now, Wiz Khalifa’s entire body is practically covered in tattoos, but he plans to continue getting smaller tattoo additions for the rest of his life.
"Even before I got my first tattoo -- since I was young -- I knew that I wanted to be covered. I just plotted out what I felt and put it on my body to sort of tell my story," he told Interview. "I still leave little places and spaces to add stuff. I want to be getting tattoos forever. I don't want to run out of space while I'm young. I just really want my tattoos to be meaningful."
4. His parents support his marijuana use
In addition to his music, Wiz Khalifa is known for his frequent use and advocacy of marijuana. Surprisingly, his love for marijuana began when he was a child. His mom was always supportive of his pot habit even as a child, while his dad took some time to warm up to the idea of young Khalifa smoking. But as time passed, both of his parents allowed his smoking habit.
"I got really stoned. I thought I was asleep but I was awake. I was a little bit younger than I should've been," he told RiotGearFx. "My dad didn't like it. My mom didn't care. After a while, they saw it wasn't affecting anything. I was still productive." He added with a laugh, "My mom smoked weed, so she just wanted in.”
So what’s Khalifa’s favorite strand of weed? According to Us Weekly, it’s KK—also known as “Khalifa Kush.”
3. He was born in North Dakota
Wiz Khalifa may rep Pittsburgh as his hometown, but he was actually born in North Dakota. Wiz’s father served in the military which caused Wiz and his family to move to many places before settling down in Pittsburgh. After being born in North Dakota, Wiz and his folks moved to Germany, England, Japan, and later made their way to the Steel City where Khalifa grew up for the majority of his life.
2. He’s an extrovert
In a 2014 fun facts edition for Us Weekly, Khalifa revealed that he is an extrovert who prefers having people around him at all times. PopCrush claims that Khalifa’s sociable personality stemmed from his childhood that involved him moving around the world and constantly being exposed to different people and different cultures.
1. His drinks of choice are non-alcoholic
Wiz previously revealed to Us Weekly that he loves drinking a lot of apple juice and drinks a lot of coffee throughout the day.