Saturday, March 24, 2007

Snoop Dogg: Banned in the UK

Remember the "mini riot" at Heathrow Airport caused by Snoop Dogg? It involved Snoop Dogg's entourage -- when does it not involve the entourage? -- and the Bobbies. Back then, it was described thusly by ThisisLondon:

"A mini-riot erupted at Heathrow airport after rapper Snoop Dogg and a 30-strong entourage clashed with police in a departure lounge.

"The men - mostly minders - apparently turned violent after being refused entry to a first-class lounge, smashing up a duty free shop, throwing bottles and attacking officers.

"It took riot police over an hour to arrest the '20-stone men', who were then led out in handcuffs, with one shouting: 'This is how it goes down in LA.'" Snoop Dogg

Charmed, I'm sure. The repercussions continue. Snoop Dogg has been banned from Britain. According to the 3AMGirls:

"HOME Office Minister John Reid has banned rapper from entering Britain - throwing the star's UK tour into chaos.

"He is now barred from the country for life after his involvement in a mass brawl at Heathrow Airport last April that left several police officers injured.

"But more than 65,000 fans have already bought tickets for next week's Heavyweights Of Hip-Hop dates featuring Snoop and P Diddy.

"And official outlets were still selling the few remaining tickets for the shows last night on the basis of Snoop's headline appearance.

"A Home Office source said: 'This is not the first time that Snoop Dogg has been refused entry to the UK.

"'He has a history of serious criminal activity in the US and is facing charges of possessing a firearm and having cocaine on his person. The Home Office does not treat people differently because they're celebrities.

"'If Snoop Dogg does turn up at a UK port he will be turned away.'"

Which should sell Snoop about another million albums and grant him "Rock God" status in the UK. Way to punish him, Britishers.

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