Why can't a reference image be turned in 3D.

Its soo disturbing(for me)when you hold down MMB and rotate around the object and the reference
image dosen’t come along:eek:.
I tried to put the texture of the image on a plane but when I enter wire frame mode, the plane also
turns into wire frame, so its no good.

What could be a solution to this?
Can you restrict an object from going into wire frame mode?

Use an image-empty