Oz Bans Snoop Dogg

Rapper denied visa to host MTV Australia Awards after high-profile "incidents"
By Sarah Seltzer,  Newser User
Posted Apr 26, 2007 10:00 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Add Australia to the list of countries that don't want Snoop Dogg making a mess in their yards. Just weeks after the U.K. turned away the recording artist and actor, Oz canceled his visa. "He doesn't seem the sort of bloke we want in this country," Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews told a Sydney radio station.

The rapper was to host a video awards show on Sunday but ran afoul of authorities who had warned him during a February visit that he was on thin ice. The U.K. barred him in March after a brawl at Heathrow, and he pleaded no contest to drug and weapons charges in the U.S. on April 12.