Snoop Dogg Banned From Performing in Dutch Music Fest

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The rapper's performance at the Parkpop is claimed to threaten 'the free, open and friendly nature' of the festival.

Rap superstar Snoop Dogg has been axed from the line-up at a Dutch music festival after city officials declared he was not welcome in the area. The "Drop It Like It's Hot" hitmaker, who has a history of legal problems, was due to headline the open-air Parkpop event in the Netherlands later this month, along with actress/singer Juliette Lewis and German pop star Nena.

But Snoop Dogg's slot has now been scrapped - because authorities are convinced the rapper is not suitable for The Hague festival. A statement issued by city officials says, "Snoop Dogg will not perform at Parkpop... (The concert was canceled) in order to preserve the free, open and friendly nature of Parkpop."

But the snub has come as a shock to festival organizers. Spokesman Marit Noorlander says, "We are very, very disappointed." Snoop Dogg, real name Calvin Broadus, was previously denied entry into the U.K. after he was arrested following a fracas at London's Heathrow Airport in 2006.

Border officials labeled him a threat, citing his prior drug and firearms offenses, but the star challenged the ruling in court and the ban was lifted earlier this year, allowing him to headline the legendary Glastonbury festival this summer.



    Jun 23, 2010

    Good...I'm glad that the Dutch have the common sense not to let people like this into their country. Snoop Dogg was a East Side (E/S) Rollin 20 Crip which he has never denounced. I wish stupid cultureless white americans would stop glamerizing these uneducated retarded rappers. I have black friends that are from Africa and Europe and they want nothing to do with black americans. They make the US look like a joke!

    Your Moma
    Jun 18, 2010

    They should ban all that junk that they call music. What a joke.

    Jun 18, 2010

    man that is wrong!

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