Wiz Khal­ifa com­ing for first In­dia show

HT City - - Front Page - Shreya Mukher­jee shreya.mukher­jee@htlive.com

Wiz Khal­ifa fans, hold your breath. The stylish Amer­i­can rap­per-ac­tor is all geared up for his maiden visit to In­dia — he’s ex­pected at an up­com­ing multi-genre mu­sic fes­ti­val in Goa, sched­uled for De­cem­ber 27-29. Khal­ifa will be head­lin­ing the sec­ond day of the fes­ti­val. The event will also see per­for­mances by Amer­i­can singer-song­writer Ja­son Derulo and EDM big­wig Martin Gar­rix.

Look­ing for­ward to the visit, Khal­ifa says, “I’ve heard a lot of great stuff about In­dia and how In­dian hos­pi­tal­ity is phe­nom­e­nal. I’m quite ex­cited to hear In­dian mu­sic, taste In­dian food, do some lo­cal sight­see­ing and maybe meet some Bol­ly­wood folks. I’m go­ing to bring the big­gest party of the year to Goa and Time Out 72 this De­cem­ber, and I have a lot of sur­prises for my fans. Stay tuned!”

The artist, who has to his credit hits such as See You Again; Black and Yel­low; Pay­phone; Young, Wild & Free; Work Hard, Play Hard, is a name to reckon with on the hip-hop scene. He has col­lab­o­rated with The Weeknd, Ma­roon 5, Fall Out Boy, Char­lie Puth, and Snoop Dogg, among oth­ers. Along with his mu­sic, Khal­ifa’s high-end style blended with streets­mart swag has en­sured a wide fan base.

As per sources, the or­gan­is­ers of the mu­sic fes­ti­val are also try­ing to get rap­pers Raf­taar and Bad­shah to col­lab­o­rate with Khal­ifa on stage. But this is still only in the talks stage.

PHOTO: SHUTTERSTOCK

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