Wiz Khalifa Honored By Pittsburgh City Council With Official ‘Wiz Khalifa Day’

By Staff  |  12/12/2012

Wiz Khalifa was honored by his hometown of Pittsburgh this week, when the city declared 12/12/12/ as officially "Wiz Khalifa Day."

The Pittsburgh City Council honored the hip-hop star for representing Pittsburgh worldwide, although he wasn't actually born there.

With his pregnant fiancée Amber Rose, mother, and grandfather by his side, Wiz accepted the honor.

"Thank you guys. I really appreciate it. It means a lot to me," said a humbled Wiz. "Even when I moved around when I was younger, everywhere I went, I told people I was from Pittsburgh. To come so far and to represent and to have everybody be proud of me and happy that I'm doing so well, I don't even feel like I'm doing the greatest. I could do better and better. But with your guys' support, I think I could be the best ever."

Both his mother and grandfather also received proclamations from the city.

"First of all i wanna thank my grandfather Jibril Abdul-Hafith for bein an amazing person and the awesome things he does for the community," tweeted Wiz (@RealWizKhalifa). "I also wanna thank the city of Pittsburgh for making 12-12 'Wiz Khalifa Day' in the burgh. Get stoned :-)"

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