Saturday, July 28, 2012
The "Sticky Icky" Got Norway Banning Snoop Dogg!
A few years ago, rapper Snoop Dogg was detained in the Kingdom of Norway after he was caught in possession of his "medicine" and a stack of dollars. He acknowledged his frequent use of the medicine and the Norwegian courts fined a hefty sum and was allowed to perform. Well after an assessment of the situation, the rapper is banned from the country for the next two years.
According to the Associated Press and SOHH.com, a hip-hop news blog, Snoop must wait two years before entering the European country.
Snoop Dogg, whose name is Calvin Broadus, was on his way to a music festival in southern Norway in June when sniffer dogs detected eight grams of marijuana in his luggage. He was also carrying more cash than is legally allowed and was fined 52,000 kroner ($8,600) after admitting to the two offenses, the lawyer said.
The rapper didn't seem to mind the ban. Snoop Dogg is licensed in California to have an ounce due to his medical prescription.
This latest controversy adds to the rapper's arrest in Texas on the charge of possession. In 1993, the rapper escaped a murder conviction charge after he and some associates were accused of killing of a gang member.
Phillip Woldermarian, a member of a rival gang who was shot and killed by the rapper's bodyguard, McKinley Lee; Snoop Dogg was charged with murder along with Lee as he was driving the vehicle from which the shooting had commenced. The rapper and his bodyguard were defended by Johnnie Cochran. Both Snoop Dogg and Lee were acquitted; Lee was acquitted on grounds of self-defense, but Snoop Dogg remained entangled in the legal battles around the case for three years.
Snoop Dogg, country music star Willie Nelson, rappers Wiz Khalifa, Method Man, Redman and Ludacris are advocates of legalizing marijuana for recreational usage.
Snoop Dogg appears on Doggystyle Records/Priority Records.