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Wiz Khalifa Arrested: Rapper Bonds Out of Jail in Time for "Cheese Eggs Pimp" Breakfast

According to MTV News, police raided the rapper's tour bus while he was performing on stage and marijuana was allegedly found. Khalifa, whose real name is Cameron Thomaz, was charged with a felony count of trafficking in marijuana, a felony count of maintaining or storing marijuana and one misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. MTV News also reports that nine other people were arrested on the same charges. CBS/WNCT

Wiz Khalifa Arrested: Rapper Bonds Out of Jail in Time for "Cheese Eggs Pimp" Breakfast
Wiz Khalifa, a.k.a. Cameron Thomaz (CBS/WNCT)

GREENVILLE, North Carolina (CBS/AP) Wiz Khalifa doesn't seem to be letting a drug arrest ruin his appetite, although East Carolina University police would probably tell you his appetite was artificially enhanced.

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The 22-year-old rapper, whose real name is Cameron Thomaz, was arrested early Tuesday morning along with 10 others, when his tour bus was raided by East Carolina University police after officers smelled "a strong odor of marijuana emanating from the bus and the backstage area of the auditorium" where he'd performed, spokesperson John Durham said.

Durham said the officers questioned Thomaz about the smell and asked to be allowed on his tour bus to look around. Thomaz has not been exactly circumspect about his marijuana use; in a recent interview he boasted of a $10,000-a-day habit and recently released his own brand of rolling papers, according to MTV News, so perhaps it's no surprise that he cooperated with the police and let them on the bus.

What they found amounted to more 60 grams of pot, according to Durham.

That's the equivalent of about 2 ounces.

Thomaz was charged with a felony count of trafficking in marijuana, a felony count of maintaining a dwelling/vehicle/place for sale or storage of marijuana and one misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Thomaz and his manager each posted $300,000 bond about 11am according to Thomaz's Twitter account, and his first post after announcing his release was about getting the rest of his groups out and grabbing breakfast.

So what was on the menu?

"cheese eggs pimp," according to his Twitter account, and it apparently worked to soothe away the events of the night before because his next tweet read "everythings [sic] better."

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