Snoop Dogg was arrested in Sweden over the weekend for — wait for it — marijuana, MSN is reporting.
Snoop (real name: Calvin Cordozar Broadus) had just performed a concert in the Swedish city of Uppsala when police suspected he might have been under the influence of narcotics. It’s unclear whether or not Snoop was driving, but it doesn’t matter: under Swedish law, anyone suspected of being under the influence of drugs can be detained and forced to take a urine test.
And that’s exactly what happened to Snoop: cops put him into the back of a police car and brought him to the station. Police spokesperson Daniel Nilsson explained to the Local what went down.
“Police carrying out roadside controls noticed that Snoop Dogg (whose car was pulled over) seemed to be under the influence of narcotics. He was arrested and taken to the police station to take a urine test. The incident lasted several minutes. Once the test was carried out he left.”
Unlike some other European nations that have decriminalized marijuana — or at least, the police look the other way — Sweden has, since 1988, taken a “Zero Tolerance” approach to pot. And by some metrics, it appears to be working — the Scandinavian nation reports that pot use among its teens is among the lowest in Europe.
None of that is any comfort to Snoop Dogg, however. The 43-year-old rapper posted a video to Instagram, taken from the back of the police car (raising the question: do Swedish police allow detainees to use their mobile devices while they’re in custody?), where he had some rather choice words for Swedish law enforcement. Warning: Video contains strong language.
“N***as got me in the back of police car right now in Sweden, cuz. Pulled a n****r over for nothing, taking us to the station where I gotta pee in a cup for nothing. I ain’t did nothing. All I did was came to the country and did a concert. And now I gotta go to the police station, for nothing.”
It’s not clear how much trouble Snoop is in, but obviously he wasn’t detained in Sweden for very long — since his arrest, he’s posted other videos to Instagram from Georgia (the country in Europe, not the U.S. state). And by the way, Snoop is done with Sweden, forever.
“2 all my sweden fans U can blame YA police dept for never seeing me again in your beautiful country…. And I’m still smokin.”
In 2012, Snoop Dogg ran into trouble in another Scandinavian country. He was found with a “small amount” of marijuana and barred from Norway for two years.
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