Snoop Dogg arrested
16:30 27 April 2006
Rapper Snoop Dogg has been arrested after a riot at London's Heathrow airport.
The American hip-hop star was put in police custody, along with five other men, after a fight broke out when members of his 30-strong entourage were refused entry into a British Airways first-class lounge.
The burly members of his crew started smashing up champagne bottles, arguing with duty-free staff and attacking police officers called to the scene.
One witness said: "It was absolute chaos - there was broken glass everywhere and it looked like it was on the brink of turning really nasty. It wasn't clear what sparked it but Snoop was livid."
The 34 year old rapper - real name Calvin Broadus - was seen screaming at his bodyguards as he was led away in handcuffs.
The infamous star is being held in a West London police station on charges of "violent disorder and affray."
Snoop was on his way to Johannesburg, in South Africa, where he was due to headline a concert today (27.04.06), when the violence erupted.
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