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Wiz Khalifa Pays $500 Fine, Avoids Jail Time in Texas Pot Case

Billboard logo Billboard 6/16/2015 Lars Brandle
FILE - In this April 1, 2015 file photo, Wiz Khalifa arrives at the "Furious 7" Takeover held at the Revolt Live Studios in Los Angeles. Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s song, “See You Again,” a tribute to Paul Walker, hit No.1 on Billboard Hot 100’s chart this week. It is featured on the “Furious 7” soundtrack, which debuted at No.1 on Billboard’s 200 albums chart this week. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this April 1, 2015 file photo, Wiz Khalifa arrives at the "Furious 7" Takeover held at the Revolt Live Studios in Los Angeles. Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s song, “See You Again,” a tribute to Paul Walker, hit No.1 on Billboard Hot 100’s chart this week. It is featured on the “Furious 7” soundtrack, which debuted at No.1 on Billboard’s 200 albums chart this week. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)

Wiz Khalifa has reportedly dodged additional jail time after pleading guilty to misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

The charge dates back to his arrest on May 25, 2014 when authorities found marijuana on the rapper during a search at El Paso International Airport. The Transportation Security Administration apparently discovered about half a gram of pot and turned him over to local police. 

While in custody following his arrest in Texas, the 27-year-old (real name is Cameron Thomaz) made headlines when he posted a picture of himself behind bars. His “jail selfies” sparked an internal investigation.

Khalifa, who didn’t appear personally in court to enter the plea, has agreeing to pay a $500 fine, according to TMZ.

Khalifa has had a few brushes with the law over the years. In May 2012, police caught him with marijuana following a performance at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem, N.C. A month prior to that, Khalifa was charged with marijuana possession in Nashville.

Of course, since his latest arrest, Khalifa's career has gone stratospheric.  His Furious 7 soundtrack hit "See You Again," featuring Charlie Puth, is currently enjoying an eighth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and is one of the year's biggest hits. 

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