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Wiz Khalifa Day In Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – It's Wiz Khalifa day in the City of Pittsburgh.

The proclamation was made Tuesday by Pittsburgh City Councilman William Peduto.

Born Cameron Jibril Thomaz, Wiz Khalifa is a graduate of Taylor Alderdice and an avid Pittsburgh promoter.

His song "Black and Yellow" has become an anthem of Pittsburgh pride. Khalifa told reporters, "it's cool to be cool in other places, but when your hometown embraces you, it makes you feel really good."

Khalifa has been nominated for numerous awards, including American Music Awards, and Grammy Awards.

"Wiz Khalifa is proud of his Pittsburgh background and takes every opportunity to sing the praises of Pittsburgh around the world," said Councilman William Peduto.

Khalifa's mother and his fiance Amber Rose were with him in the council chambers. The couple is expecting a baby in January.

Wiz will perform at CONSOL Energy Center Wednesday night.

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