Well this sucks. A Texas public safety trooper is being forced to undergo counseling as punishment for taking a picture with Snoop Dogg, according to the New York Daily News. Why is the trooper getting punished? It's because Snoop has a "well-known criminal background." The trooper—whose real name is Billy Spears—didn't even know who the "Jin and Juice" spitta was when they took the pic at SXSW last month, the Dallas Morning News reported. The West Coast MC snapped the photo and posted it on Instagram after giving the keynote speech.
Spears' department saw the photo and quickly reacted. "While working a secondary employment job, Trooper Spears took a photo with a public figure who has a well-known criminal background including numerous drug charges," read the department's reprimand, obtained by Dallas News. "The public figure posted the photo on social media and it reflects poorly on the Agency."
The disciplinary mark will stay on Spears' record and has no means of appeal. Snoop is gearing up for his upcoming 13th studio album, Bush. The LP, which is produced entirely by Pharrell, is set to drop May 12. He recently performed his new single “Peaches N Cream” with Charlie Wilson at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards, which took place in L.A. last weekend.
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