48 Facts About Wiz Khalifa


Wiz Khalifa released his debut album, Show and Prove, in 2006 and signed to Warner Bros.


Wiz Khalifa's Eurodance-influenced single "Say Yeah" received urban radio airplay, charting on the Rhythmic Top 40 and Hot Rap Tracks charts in 2008, becoming his first minor hit.


Wiz Khalifa released the mixtape Kush and Orange Juice as a free download in April 2010; he then signed with Atlantic Records.


Wiz Khalifa was born Cameron Jibril Thomaz on September 8,1987, in Minot, North Dakota, to parents serving in the military.


Wiz Khalifa's parents divorced when Khalifa was about three years old.


Wiz Khalifa was a military brat, frequently moving around with his parents' military service.


Wiz Khalifa lived in Germany, the United Kingdom, and Japan before settling in Pittsburgh with his mother in around 1996 where he attended Taylor Allderdice High School.


Wiz Khalifa's stage name is derived from Khalifa, an Arabic word meaning "successor", and wisdom, which was shortened to Wiz when Khalifa was a young boy.


Wiz Khalifa released his first mixtape, Prince of the City: Welcome to Pistolvania, in 2005.


Wiz Khalifa was declared an "artist to watch" that year in Rolling Stone magazine.


Wiz Khalifa appeared with The Game, David Banner and Play-n-Skillz at U92's Summer Jam at the USANA Amphitheatre in West Valley City, Utah on August 2,2008.


Wiz Khalifa released the mixtapes Star Power in September 2008, and Flight School in April 2009 on Rostrum Records.


Wiz Khalifa appeared with Girl Talk, Modey Lemon, Donora, Grand Buffet, and Don Caballero at the Amphitheatre at Station Square in Pittsburgh on July 31,2009, where he announced that his relationship with Warner Bros.


Wiz Khalifa introduced a more melodic style on the mixtape, alternating between singing and rapping.


Wiz Khalifa opened for Wu-Tang Clan member U-God at the 2009 CMJ Music Marathon in New York City.


Wiz Khalifa released his second album, Deal or No Deal, on November 24,2009.


Wiz Khalifa performed at Emo's in Austin, Texas in March 2010 as part of the 2010 South by Southwest Music Festival.


Wiz Khalifa appeared on the cover of XXL magazine that same month, for the magazine's annual list of Top 10 Freshman, which included Donnis, J Cole, Pill, Freddie Gibbs, and Fashawn.


Wiz Khalifa toured with rapper Yelawolf on a 20-date tour, the Deal Or No Deal Tour.


Wiz Khalifa released the free mixtape Kush and Orange Juice for download on June 14,2010.


Wiz Khalifa stated to AllHipHop in June 2010 that he was working on a new album, but was weighing his options and had not yet decided on a label to distribute it.


Wiz Khalifa was featured in a remix and video for the 2010 Rick Ross single "Super High", alongside Curren$y.


Wiz Khalifa performed at the 2010 Rock the Bells festival, along with hip hop veterans Wu-Tang Clan, Snoop Dogg, Lauryn Hill, A Tribe Called Quest, Rakim, KRS-One, Jedi Mind Tricks and Slick Rick.


Wiz Khalifa declined an invitation to tour with rapper Drake and launched his own Waken Baken Tour, a 50-city national tour with rapper Yelawolf.


In November 2010, during his "Waken Baken" tour at East Carolina University, Wiz Khalifa was arrested for possession and trafficking of marijuana.


Wiz Khalifa was released the next morning after a $300K bail, and resumed his tour.


Wiz Khalifa performed in a cypher during the 2010 BET Hip-Hop Awards.


Wiz Khalifa released his debut album with Atlantic Records in 2011.


Wiz Khalifa appeared with Curren$y on the track "Scaling the Building" on producer Ski Beatz' 2010 album, 24 Hour Karate School.


On March 29,2011, Wiz Khalifa released his first studio album, Rolling Papers in the US.


On March 31,2011, Wiz Khalifa performed at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia as part of the school's annual Dooley's Weekend.


On June 26,2011, Wiz Khalifa was nominated and won Best New Artist at the BET Awards of 2011.


Tinie announced in an interview with Rolling Stone that his next single is to be called "Till I'm Gone" and would feature Wiz Khalifa and was produced by Stargate.


Wiz Khalifa spoke with rapper 50 Cent, with whom he collaborated on the song "Telescope", about making a movie together.


On September 3,2013, Wiz Khalifa revealed he had recorded songs with Miley Cyrus and Juicy J for Blacc Hollywood.


On February 11,2014, Wiz Khalifa released Blacc Hollywoods first single titled "We Dem Boyz".


On March 31,2015, Wiz Khalifa released an EP with fellow Taylor Gang artist Ty Dolla $ign, Talk About It in the Morning.


However, Wiz Khalifa was arrested in El Paso, Texas for marijuana possession the day before, and there were fears that the mixtape would be pushed back.


On January 23,2015, Wiz Khalifa was featured on a remix release of the Fall Out Boy song "Uma Thurman".


Later that year, on December 15,2015, Wiz Khalifa released the mixtape "Cabin Fever 3".


In 2016, Wiz Khalifa sued former manager Benjy Grinberg and Rostrum Records because of a "360 deal" that he signed which he claimed was unfair.


Wiz Khalifa is seeking $1 million in compensation as well as punitive damages and attorney fees.


In May 2020, Wiz Khalifa featured on a new song, Drums Drums Drums with Travis Barker.


In 2021, Wiz Khalifa competed in season five of The Masked Singer as "Chameleon".


Wiz Khalifa is open about his use of cannabis, and he has claimed in many interviews that he spends $10,000 a month on cannabis, and smokes daily.


Also, in 2016 Wiz Khalifa was featured in a cooking show with Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg where weed was the main ingredient.


Wiz Khalifa began training in the martial art Brazilian jiu-jitsu in May 2017 with Rigan Machado, an 8th degree red and black belt.


Wiz Khalifa graduated from Pittsburgh's Taylor Allderdice High School and in January 2012, purchased a home in nearby Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.