Snoop Says "My Bad" in Airport Brawl
Thu, 11 May 2006 17:20:51
Those ruthless Brits are at it again, cracking down on our beloved music stars with a vengeance. Snoop Dogg returned to the police station at London's Heathrow airport and "accepted a caution" for his involvement in a skirmish that left seven officers nursing minor injuries, and another with a hand fracture.
A "caution" means that Snoop accepted responsibility for the fracas, it will be noted on a record somewhere, and -- well, that's that; no further action will be taken. This is why Pete Doherty still roams the streets of London, kids.
Snoop and five entourage members were detained for a night in jail following the fight, which reportedly involved as many as 30 people and broke out after Snoop and friends were blocked from entering the VIP lounge for British Airways. Snoop's buddies, all thirty-somethings, were also expected to appear at the police station and receive their "cautions" for using threatening words or behavior. After being denied entrance to the lounge -- because they weren't flying first-class (skimping, Snoop?) -- the entourage reportedly took their anger out on a duty-free shop, throwing whiskey on the floor and verbally tangling with clerks.
Snoop was forced to cancel a show in Johannesburg while he answered questions during the first go-round, on April 27. Of all parties involved, British Airways has taken the hardest stance, indefinitely banning Snoop's gang from setting foot in their airplanes (and lounges).
In other Snoop news, his debut novel, Love Don't Live Here No More, is set for a U.S. publication this fall. It will reportedly show off a more sensitive side of Snoop for his female fans.
--The ARTISTdirect Staff