[photogallerylink id=37449 align=left]Even when 17-year-old Cameron Thomaz was prepping to get his first tattoo, he knew that it would be of the rap moniker [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Wiz Khalifa[/lastfm], the name he intended to use to take the world of rap and hip hop by storm.
The Black And Yellow rapper will be talking about the tattoo he got on his 17th birthday, as well as the origins of his name on MTV’s When I Was 17 airing tomorrow morning at 11:00 AM ET.
As far as the name Wiz Khalifa goes, here’s what he had to say:
The story behind my name is: I would always hang out with older guys, and I was good at everything I do, so they would be like, ‘He’s a young wiz,’ so that’s where that came from. And ‘Khalifa’ is Arabic for ‘successor’ and ‘leader,’ and my granddad is Muslim, so he gave me that name; he felt like that’s what I was doing with my music.
The 23-year-old Khalifa’s first major label debut, Rolling Papers, drops on Tuesday.