Snoop Dogg banned in Norway after arrest due to marijuana possession
Rapper Snoop Dogg has been banned from entering the country of Norway for a span of two years after he attempted to enter the territory carrying with him a small amount of marijuana last month.
As previous reports have stated, 40-year-old Snoop Dogg was held at the Kjevik Airport while he was on his way to a music festival. Norway custom officials found out that he was in possession of eight grams of the illegal drug, marijuana. The lawyer of Snoop Dogg — whose real name is Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. — said that the rapper had no immediate plans to appeal against his ban from the country. The lawyer added that his client could “live with the decision.”
At the time of his arrest for marijuana possession, Snoop Dogg was also found carrying more cash than what is legally allowed in Norway. As such, he was fined with 52,000 kroner (£5,500) after he admitted to the two offenses. After the incident, he went on to perform at Norway’s Hove Festival.
This is not the first time Snoop Dogg had a run-in with the law. Back in January, the rapper was arrested in Texas after border agents found marijuana on his tour bus. He was subsequently released a while later with a caution. Snoop is currently on tour and is expected to have an appearance at the Catalpa Festival in New York on Sunday.
Snoop is best known as a rapper in the West Coast hip hop scene, and for being one of the most notable protégés of Dr. Dre. Snoop Dogg was a Crip gang member when he was in high school. Shortly after graduation, he was arrested for possession of cocaine and spent six months in Wayside County Jail. His music career began in 1992 after his release when he was discovered by Dr. Dre. He collaborated on numerous tracks on Dre’s solo debut, “The Chronic” and on the titular theme song to the film “Deep Cover.”