Snoop Dogg Denied Entry Into Australia
April 26, 2007 at 5:46 AM (PT)
SNOOP DOGG has been refused entry into AUSTRALIA because of his extensive criminal record, the immigration minister said THURSDAY, the second time this year the rapper has been barred from entering another country.
SNOOP DOGG, whose real name is CALVIN BROADUS JR., was due to fly into SYDNEY this week to co-host the MTV AUSTRALIA Video Music Awards. Immigration Minister KEVIN ANDREWS said SNOOP DOGG's visa was canceled because he had failed to pass the country's strict character test, which takes criminal convictions into account.
"He doesn't seem the sort of bloke we want in this country," ANDREWS told SYDNEY's MACQUARIE RADIO.
Earlier this month, SNOOP DOGG was sentenced to five years' probation and 800 hours of community service after he pleaded no contest to felony gun and drug charges in CALIFORNIA.