The shooting for Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg’s High School movie was canceled after day two of a three days shooting.
The movie was being filmed at Mira Costa High School in California and officials from the school decided to shut down production of the film. They claim the reason for the shut down is because they were unaware of the subject matter of the film.
Pictures were posted on Facebook of some students and the Vice Principle of the school posing with Snoop during the shoot. There was also a YouTube video of Snoop singing about a less than studious subject.
School district officials said they received a facility use application several weeks ago for the filming of a movie that was billed as a comedy about the typical life of a high school student. The application was approved for three days of filming, and the cost of filming would be $3,000 per day.
“After permission was granted to film, the project transitioned to another firm that is unfamiliar to the district,” Principal Ben Dale wrote in an email to the school staff on Tuesday. “The production team did not inform the district that the project had changed.”
Assistant Superintendent Steve Romines said once the district learned the true subject matter of the movie, they immediately canceled the contract.
To add insult to injury, the school demanded that the footage from the first two days of filming not be used.
Wiz Khalifa was arrested in Greenville, North Carolina Monday night (November 8). The Pittsburgh-based rapper had just finished performing at East Carolina University and was detained after police searched his tour bus and found narcotics and other drug-related items.
He was charged with a felony count of trafficking in marijuana, a felony count of maintaining a dwelling/vehicle/place for sale or storage of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, which is a misdemeanor. Nine others in his entourage were also arrested and according to reports, are still in police custody. The MC was released Tuesday morning though after posting $300,000 bail said a spokesperson for the Pitts County Detention Center to MTV News.
Khalifa, whose real name is Cameron Thomaz, is known for his love of weed. He once boasted during an interview that the drug habit cost him about $10,000 a month and in October he launched his own brand of rolling papers.
So far no one from Wiz’s camp or Atlantic Records, which recently signed him to a multi-album deal, has responded to the incident and nor has ECU. But fellow rapper Curren$y has released a video that seemingly shows the police searching Khalifa’s tour bus and arresting him and several others.