Wiz Khalifa Refuses to Apologize for Pretending to Smoke Joint at Baseball Game

Last week rapper and marijuana enthusiast Wiz Khalifa generated some controversy after wearing a shirt saying, "Legalize It" and pretending to smoke a joint while throwing out the first pitch at a Pittsburgh Pirates game. After the MLB condemned the Pirates and Khalifa for the incident, the rapper has fired back saying he will not apologize.

"I stand for pot. I go for it everywhere that I'm at," said Khalifa. "When you invite me you know that's what you inviting. It is what it is, but at the end of the day, legalize it."

The MLB originally made a statement saying that Khalifa's actions were inappropriate and the Pirates should've avoided the situation.

"Marijuana is a prohibited substance in all of our drug programs and it is unfortunate this situation occurred. The Pirates have informed us that this should not have happened," a MLB spokesperson told the press.

It isn't the first time that Khalifa has worn pro-marijuana attire to an official function. In 2012, the mayor of Pittsburgh introduced the rapper to the city council while Khalifa donned a hat that said, "Dope."

Khalifa said he will continue to wear pro-marijuana clothing and said that many people agree with his message.

"We need it here in Pittsburgh for sure," said Khalifa. "There are a lot of people in Pittsburgh who agree with that message."

For a sport that requires fans to consume several beers in order to enjoy the games, you'd think they'd be more open to substances that can improve a person's mood.


Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) isn't the most vocal cannabis advocate on the 2020 presidential campaign trail, but you shouldn't take that as a lack of support for marijuana legalization. Unlike many of the top contenders for the upcoming Democratic primaries, Ryan hasn't filed any of his own cannabis legalization bills.

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