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Wiz Khalifa Recalls Inking His Name On 'When I Was 17'

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  • Wiz Khalifa Recalls Inking His Name On 'When I Was 17'
    March 25, 2011

    "The story behind my name is: I would always hang out with older guys, and I was good at everything I do, so they would be like, 'He's a young wiz,' so that's where that came from," the "Black and Yellow" rapper reveals on the next episode of MTV's "When I Was 17," airing Saturday at 11 a.m. "And 'Khalifa' is Arabic for 'successor' and 'leader,' and my granddad is Muslim, so he gave me that name; he felt like that's what I was doing with my music." - MTV

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on March 25, 2011 - 12:56pm

"The story behind my name is: I would always hang out with older guys, and I was good at everything I do, so they would be like, 'He's a young wiz,' so that's where that came from," the "Black and Yellow" rapper reveals on the next episode of MTV's "When I Was 17," airing Saturday at 11 a.m. "And 'Khalifa' is Arabic for 'successor' and 'leader,' and my granddad is Muslim, so he gave me that name; he felt like that's what I was doing with my music." - MTV