August 30th, 2012 by faye
The name of rapper Snoop Dogg is being dragged in a messy lawsuit between the rapper’s concert promoter and the bosses of a Los Angeles nightclub over breach of contract.
According to reports, executives at hotspot Exchange LA — the nightclub in question — filed a $100,000 lawsuit in Los Angeles against a promotion company called Movement Management, claiming they negotiated a deal with the promoters of the company to stage an appearance by the hip-hop superstar Snoop Dogg at the venue in June 30. Exchange LA handed over $15,000 of the agreed $25,000 fee as a deposit.
However, after making the down payment, Movement Management later revealed that Snoop Dogg had been double-booked and could no longer make the June 30 appearance as previously promised, because the rapper has tour commitments in Europe.
Bosses at Exchange LA said that they asked the promotion company for the return of their deposit, but Movement Management still has not responded to the request, so now, Exchange has decided to file a lawsuit for breach of contract and fraud.
Owners of the venue are suing Movement Management for the $15,000 refund, plus an additional $100,000 in punitive damages.
Snoop Dogg is not believed to have been named in the legal papers filed by Exchange LA.
Attempts to reach Movement Management were unsuccessful while calls to the reps of Snoop were not returned.
July 30th, 2012 by faye
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.”
July 2nd, 2012 by faye
Rapper Snoop Dogg has been detained at an airport in Norway on Thursday morning due to marijuana possession with a huge amount of cash.
According to reports, 40-year-old Snoop Dogg was apprehended at the customs area of the Kjevic Airport in Kristiansand, Norway. A sniffer dog detected illegal stuff in the singer’s luggage, and when the authorities searched, they found eight grams of marijuana. The Norwegian law states that anything less than 15 grams of marijuana is merely punishable by a fine. And with Snoop Dogg’s case, the marijuana violation cost him 12,000 Norwegian Krone. When converted to US dollars, it is roughly $1,980.13. Additionally, the custom officer said that the rapper was also carrying a huge amount of cash than what is legally allowed. As such, he was subsequently fined 52,000 kroner ($8,600) for the violations.
Snoop Dogg was scheduled to perform Thursday at the Hove music festival in the southwestern town of Kristiansand. This is not the first time that Snoop was arrested for marijuana possession. The singer, whose real name is Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr., has also been arrested before for the same criminal offense.
January 25th, 2012 by faye
Snoop Dogg is nowhere near establishing a good relationship with the authorities as the American rapper and record producer was arrested by the police at a border patrol checkpoint in West Texas due to marijuana possession. Reports say Snoop Dogg was caught with numerous joints containing under a half-ounce of marijuana. The drugs were uncovered by a K-9 agent in a waste basket while boarder patrol ran a standard inspection on the rapper’s tour bus.
After the boarder agents recovered the red prescription bottle containing several joints of marijuana inside, Snoop Dogg admitted that it belonged to him and that he actually has prescription for the said drugs in California. But since he was caught at the border of Texas and the state holds a zero tolerance policy for weed there, Snoop Dogg was cited for misdemeanor marijuana possession and released. If convicted, he might be behind bars for up to 180 days.
This is Snoop Dogg’s seventh drug-related arrest since 2007, along with other unrelated legal troubles. And ironically enough, he went off against cops in 2010 for arresting the country singer Willie Nelson when he was caught for marijuana possession as well. Snoop Dogg claims, “They better leave Willie the f**k alone.”
Keep your head down, Snoop, or else cops will come and get ya!