Snoop Dogg Wants Out of the British Dog House

The rapper takes steps to get his visa back

By Dana Kitchens
|  Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010  |  Updated 3:23 PM CDT
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Snoop Dogg Wants Out of the British Dog House

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Snoop Dogg is desperate to get out of the dog house after he was banned from the UK following his 2006 arrest for arguing with cops at Heathrow airport.

"I need to be there for my creativity," the rapper told the UK's Mirror in an exclusive online chat in January.

"This has become a minister defending a decision rather than a careful review" of the situation, Snoop's lawyer told a London courtroom late last month.

Now he says he's enlisted David Beckham and Sir Paul McCartney to help him get his visa back. “Hell, I want to get the whole of the Beatles to help me get back in,” the rapper told the Mirror. In case John Lennon and George Harrison aren't available, he has back-ups: “I’m trying to get through to Madonna as well. I’d love them all to write to the Prime Minister to change his mind.”

"Snoop has missed out on several arena tour opportunities, many TV and festival opportunities, as well as a few proposed charity events," agent Brent Smith told the Wall Street Journal.

Video footage from the 2006 Heathrow airport scuffle shows police and Snoop's entourage arguing over how many members of his 30-person posse could enter the British Airways first-class lounge.

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