Wiz Khalifa Was Nearly Arrested and No One Noticed He Used the VHS Camcorder App

Wiz Khalifa Was Nearly Arrested and No One Noticed He Used the VHS Camcorder App

On Saturday, Rapper Wiz Khalifa was shoved to the ground and handcuffed by airport police after refusing to dismount his “hoverboard.” Khalifa later posted video of the encounter to his Twitter account.

But I’m not here to discuss the potential police overreach or a lack of compliance by a suspect. Rather, I’m fascinated by Khalifa’s rapid adoption of new technology starting with the use of his gyroscopically stabilized hoverboard to his use of the VHS Camcorder app, which was released the day before the incident.

VHS Camcorder converts your high quality cellphone video into grungy, analog-inspired goodness complete with time/date stamp that is reminiscent of the 80s and 90s.  And following the incident, Khalifa reiterated that he is no Luddite.

 

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Allen Murabayashi is the Chairman and co-founder of PhotoShelter. He co-hosts the "I Love Photography" podcast on iTunes.

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