By: Shirley Ju (@shirju)
(AllHipHop News) Wiz Khalifa lives and breathes his home team of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
However, he’s unable to lead the Terrible Towel twirl ritual before kickoff for Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Heinz Field spokesman Nick Sero stated the cancellation was due to “personal/family reasons.”
Instead, the rapper will be replaced by actor Chip Esten, as seen on the TV show, Nashville. Sten is also a Pittsburgh native.
Waving the "Terrible Towel" is a tradition during the Steelers' football games, which dates back to 1975.
Fans have taken the Terrible Towel beyond Pittsburgh as well, as it has made appearances on the top of Mt. Everest, and in outer-space, on the International Space Station.
The game is scheduled to take place at 1:25pm PST on Sunday, December 30th.