Medellin, Colombia – Taylor Gang leader Wiz Khalifa infuriated Colombian mayor Federico Gutiérrez after he ceremoniously laid flowers on Pablo Escobar’s grave in the town of Medellín. Although the infamous Colombian drug lord is often celebrated and romanticized in the rap world, to the Colombian people, he was actually a human wrecking ball that destroyed countless lives. Apparently, Mayor Gutiérrez wasn’t amused by Wiz’s Instagram photos and referred to Khalifa as a “scoundrel” before demanding an apology for “advocating crime,” according to the BBC.
“It shows that this guy has never had to suffer from the violence inflicted by these drug traffickers,” Gutierrez said. Escobar and his Medellín cartel are accused of killing 4,000 people, as well as orchestrating the bombing of an airliner that killed all 107 people on board, although Escobar passed away in 1993 before he could serve his time.
Several people took to Twitter to chime in on the incident and responses range from support for the Colombian people to calling the 29-year-old Pittsburgh artist “legendary,” to clowning him for even visiting Escobar’s headstone at all. Check out some of those tweets below and Khalifa’s posts above.
WIZ KHALIFA A FUCK BOY FOR BRINING FLOWERS TO PABLO ESCOBAR GRAVE
— CAMILO ARIAS (@camilo_arias4) March 27, 2017
haha @wizkhalifa laying flowers on Pablo Escobar grave…he's the reason your mom was on crack homie
— Filip Filipi (@FilipFilipi) March 27, 2017
— The Nico Life (@The_Nico_Life) March 27, 2017
Wiz Khalifa is a fool for going to Pablo Escobar's grave and leaving flowers. Don't blame the government for wanting to make him apologise
— paolo (@lewzealandlover) March 27, 2017
— José Miguel Quintero (@JosMiguelQuinte) March 27, 2017
— Pablo JaramilloVasco (@PabloJlloVasco) March 27, 2017
@wizkhalifa put a joint by Pablo Escobar's grave. legendary lmao
— noah (@antiisusboy) March 25, 2017