Wiz Khalifa performs at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison on April 20, 2014. (Seth McConnell, Denver Post file)

Wiz Khalifa skips Texas court date on pot charge, arrest warrant issued

EL PASO, Texas — A warrant has been issued for rapper Wiz Khalifa’s arrest after he skipped a court date on a marijuana possession charge in West Texas.

Online court records show the 26-year-old performer, whose real name is Cameron Thomaz, failed to appear for a scheduled Wednesday arraignment in an El Paso County misdemeanor court. So County Court-at-Law Judge Ricardo Herrera issued a bench warrant for Khalifa’s arrest.

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Khalifa is scheduled to perform Aug. 19 in Colorado at Red Rocks Amphitheatre with Young Jeezy and others for the Under the Influence of Music Tour.

The case started May 25 when Khalifa was arrested at El Paso International Airport after airport security officers reported finding a small canister of marijuana on him.

Khalifa had been departing after appearing at a local music festival. Instead, he was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana and was released after posting $300 bail.

Court records do not list an attorney.

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