10 Things You Didn’t Know About Wiz Khalifa

#10 Bone Thugs N Harmony and Wu Tang were a couple of musical inspirations for him as a teen
#10 Bone Thugs N Harmony and Wu Tang were a couple of musical inspirations for him as a teen
INDIO, CA - APRIL 17: Rapper Wiz Khalifa performs during Day 3 of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival 2011 held at the Empire Polo Club on April 17, 2011 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
#9 Wiz's real name is Cameron Jibril Thomaz
#9 Wiz's real name is Cameron Jibril Thomaz
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 26: Rapper Wiz Khalifa performs during BET's Rip the Runway 2011 at The Manhattan Center on February 26, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
#8 Wiz Khalifa was born in North Dakota
#8 Wiz Khalifa was born in North Dakota
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 26: Rapper Wiz Khalifa attends BET's Rip the Runway 2011 at The Manhattan Center on February 26, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
#7 He was called 'the wiz' as a nickname growing up because he was such a 'wiz' at everything he attempted.
#7 He was called 'the wiz' as a nickname growing up because he was such a 'wiz' at everything he attempted.
INDIO, CA - APRIL 17: Rapper Wiz Khalifa performs during Day 3 of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival 2011 held at the Empire Polo Club on April 17, 2011 in Indio, California. (Photo by Karl Walter/Getty Images)
#6 Khalifa is an Arabic name which signifies leadership.
#6 Khalifa is an Arabic name which signifies leadership.
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 26: Rapper Wiz Khalifa accepts the Best New Artist award onstage during the BET Awards '11 held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 26, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
#5 He was just eight years old when he decided he wanted to become a rapper.
#5 He was just eight years old when he decided he wanted to become a rapper.
INDIO, CA - APRIL 17: Rapper Wiz Khalifa performs during Day 3 of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival 2011 held at the Empire Polo Club on April 17, 2011 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
#4 Music isn't the only thing the breakthrough MC is not just working to build upon. He also is working on covering his whole body in tattoos.
#4 Music isn't the only thing the breakthrough MC is not just working to build upon. He also is working on covering his whole body in tattoos.
INDIO, CA - APRIL 17: Rapper Wiz Khalifa performs during Day 3 of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival 2011 held at the Empire Polo Club on April 17, 2011 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
#3 He came in first in a poll on MTVNews.com as the "hottest breakthrough MC of 2010" beating out other newcomers such as Nicki Minaj.
#3 He came in first in a poll on MTVNews.com as the "hottest breakthrough MC of 2010" beating out other newcomers such as Nicki Minaj.
INDIO, CA - APRIL 17: Rapper Wiz Khalifa performs during Day 3 of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival 2011 held at the Empire Polo Club on April 17, 2011 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
#2 He likes to drink Bombay Sapphire gin.
#2 He likes to drink Bombay Sapphire gin.
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 26: Rapper Wiz Khalifa speaks onstage during the BET Awards '11 held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 26, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
#1 He turned down a chance to open up for Drake on tour before he was signed by a record label!
#1 He turned down a chance to open up for Drake on tour before he was signed by a record label!
INDIO, CA - APRIL 17: Rapper Wiz Khalifa performs during Day 3 of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival 2011 held at the Empire Polo Club on April 17, 2011 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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