Wiz Khalifa is in Medellin to perform at a festival. Here he’s pictured onstage in New York.

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Wiz Khalifa has caused upset after paying tribute to Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar in his hometown Medellin. 

The US rapper posted a number of images on his Instagram account. They have not gone down well. 

One image shows flowers by Escobar’s grave (it appears to have since been deleted).

Another shows Khalifa smoking a marijuana joint near the grave:

Medellin’s mayor Federico Gutierrez called the rapper a “scoundrel” arguing he should’ve brought flowers to the victims of violence in the city. 

“It shows that this guy has never had to suffer from the violence inflicted by these drug traffickers,” Gutierrez said

Escobar, who died in a shootout with authorities in 1993, terrorised Colombia in the 1980s and 1990s and is responsible, along with his Medellin cartel, for the deaths of about 4,000 people. 

Many outraged comments were shared on Instagram and Twitter: 

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