April 27, 2006

Snoop Dogg Arrested Again

BBC reports rapper Snoop Dog (real name Calvin Broadus) has been arrested at London's Heathrow Airport and has left seven police officers with minor injuries.

Police said that when they were told they could not board the flight they got abusive and violent. Six of the thirty men with him were arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and affray. Snoop Dogg and his entourage were due to travel to Johannesburg, South Africa.

Snoop Dogg has a criminal record dating back to the early 1990s when he was a teenager. In the early 1990s, he was arrested for possession of cocaine and spent the next three years in and out of prison. In 1993 he was charged for being an accomplice to the murder of Phillip Woldermarian though in 96 he was found not guilty of all charges but voluntary manslaughter. Around 1998 he was arrested again for marijuana possession and was fined $370. Three years later, Snoop was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. In 2003 Snoop Doggy Dogg's bodyguard, McKinley Lee, was grazed by a bullet after unknown assailants showered Snoop Dog's car with bullets. The same year he was also named in an affidavit claiming that he and the makers of the "Girls Gone Wild: Doggy Style" tape lured two underage girls to take their tops off for the camera by offering them marijuana and ecstasy. The suit was settled in July 2004.