Snoop Dogg Banned from Australia

snoop6.jpgThe Australian government has denied Snoop Dogg entry to the country because of his extensive criminal record. According to the Australian Associated Press, Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews says the rapper failed a required character test and will be issued a notice of intention to revoke his visa. Andrews cited Snoop’s prior criminal convictions, particularly his most recent on charges of weapons and drug possession as cause for the ban. Andrews also noted that the rapper was denied entry into the U.K. recently. “He has been denied entry into the United Kingdom because he was caught with others causing affray at [London's] Heathrow Airport. He doesn’t seem the sort of bloke we want in this country.” With regard to the character test used to determine entry into Australia, Andrews noted that a person’s associations, prior convictions and conduct all taken into consideration. “This man has been a member of a Los Angeles gang—and is still associated with it apparently—that’s been involved in murder, robberies and drug dealing in the LA area.” Because of the ban, Snoop will be unable to attend the MTV Australia Video Music Awards.

  • Killa-Kal

    thats some strait up bullshit… snoop dont give a fuk tho he gon keep doin his thing

  • Malone

    “He has been denied entry into the United Kingdom because he was caught with others causing affray at [London’s] Heathrow Airport. He doesn’t seem the sort of bloke we want in this country.”

    Uhhh….

    Wasn’t Australia founded as a prison colony?

    • ha

      Heathrow Airport is not in Australia.
      The United Kingdom and Australia are different places.

  • j.rock

    that’s some bullshit.fuck it, the people will go against the government if need be because music is bigger than the artist.

  • unicogirl

    its funny. seeing that coming from the UK and Aus…which basically go on and on about how open minded they are.

    • Anonymous

      austrailia is filled with cave men any ways

  • doowb

    hypocritical seeing as how austrailia was founded by criminals

  • Double R

    Damn what’s next?? jamaica banning him?? no no no China lol

  • http://www.myspace.com/jaywilderhmbx jay wilder

    The former penal colony is now trying to keep out criminals. Hilarious.

  • http://www.tharealest.com real

    who cares, australia is actually a wack place for hiphop, most of the country doesnt listen to it, new zealand is the number one hiphop place in the pacific, its sad to see everyone go to oz, when you compare it, NZ loves hiphop.

  • mars

    If you want to travel outside your country of origin then you should try to avoid trouble with the law. I know I have suffered for my legal problems by being denied visas to countries I wanted to visit. Theres a lesson for wannabe thugz to be learned from this.

  • Real Hip Hop

    bullshit

  • Southside 4 Life

    thats some straight up bullshit! im a blackman from AUS and know that if that was a whiteman with that record tryna get in the country they’d let him. Aus is still on some racist shit here no joke. they know snoop just comin for a good time 2 come 2 our music awards.

  • EReal

    doowb Says:

    April 26th, 2007 at 3:46 am
    hypocritical seeing as how austrailia was founded by criminals
    ^^^^^^^^^^^
    Co-Fuckin-Sign.

    I was gonna say the same shit. How can an island used as a prison and everyone decended from it gonna say Snoop cant come thru? Fuck them ass backwards australians anyway, their broads are ugly anyway.

    1 hunned.

  • >>–Allegany-Arrows–>

    lol co-sign wit ereal and doowb, but i GOTS to disagree wit the honeys gun. them ausies is fuckin beautiful!!!

  • stoneyisland

    I applaud both countries for not letting his stupid ass in, Snoop is a grown ass man, he needs st atart acting like it, if you still doing the same shit at 40 years of age that you was doing when you was 17 then you are indeed a stupid muthafucka. This could snowball and lead to him not touring europe period! artist can make way more touring abroad due to the euro being worth almost twice the value to a dollar. Money talks. Snoop is about to learn just that.

  • Baby Bt

    fuck with that boi Baby_Bt……he something serious……….7-4 till da world blow bitchessss……….

    74 outlaw boss
    and g-safe 2 all real gangsters

  • rec

    it seems most of y’all are missing the point – crime don’t pay, especially if you need to travel to get paid! if Snoop really had his money on his mind he wouldn’t be in this mess to begin with. this ain’t the australians fault…

  • 10 niggas n’ one

    if snoop not allowed

    then d.m.x and c-murder ain’t either.

  • TRZT

    FU*K AUSTRALIA

  • Con

    Well all these people talking about Australia being founded on being a penal colony – America was founded on niggers used as slavery.

  • kosta

    Yeah Australia was a penal colony – right about the same time that America was using niggers as slaves.

  • kosta

    Yeah Australia was a penal colony – right about the same time that America was using black boys as slaves.

  • E-Jey

    That’s kinda anti-hip-hop/black. These people turn a blind eye to how the rock stars get down. Haven’t a few rock stars died of ODs in that country.

  • mars

    Add too what I said that yeah theirs maybe a double standard there too and if Snoop was to get with a good immigration lawyer he could make a case if similar or worse dudes were let in the country. Having said that its not slick to have his boys starting a ruckus in the UK immigration altho’ I dont know the full circumstabce but the way it was portayed was like Snoop can’t control his dogs. He didnt do much to spin the situation in his favor after the fact. Where’s his PR people?

  • Baby Bt

    Fucc with cha Boi Baby bt…….snoop dogg is da shit…… 74 till da world blow

    (74 outlaw boss)

  • jrock

    snoopdogg is a dumbass anyway, i wouldnt want him in my country either.

  • Chris

    I think all these comments are hilarious. Most of the posts against the decision have some of the worst grammar I’ve seen. Australia may have started as prisoners, but they aren’t anymore, and why would you want to willingly let in criminals into your country? And no, a bunch of wanna-be Australian white kids aren’t going to go against the government. Get real kids.