After a concert in Medellín , Wiz Khalifa visited the grave of the infamous drug lord Pablo Escobar and shared some snaps of the visit on Instagram. Medellin Mayor Federico Gutiérrez blasted the rapper’s tribute. As a result, Wiz’s IG post came to the attention of Federico Gutierrez, the mayor of Medellín, who called Khalifa a “scoundrel” who was “advocating crime.” He suggested to the BBC that Wiz should have brought flowers (and probably not a joint) to the graves of some of the thousands of people who died as a result of Escobar’s tyrannical and violent reign over the Colombian cocaine trade in the 1980s and 1990s.
“It shows that this guy has never had to suffer from the violence inflicted by these drug traffickers,” Gutierrez said. It is estimated that Escobar – also known as “The King of Cocaine” – killed as many as 4,000 people during his reign as the leader of Medellín’s drug cartel, making him one of richest and most feared people in the world. Escobar was killed in a shoot-out with police on December 2 1993, and his life story is now the subject of Netflix’s Narcos. #stoned