Snoop Dogg Arrested on Suspicion of Drugs, Claims ‘Racial Profiling’
Snoop Dogg was arrested for suspicions of operating a vehicle while under the influence of drugs in Sweden on Saturday, July 25.
Rap’s largest canine was pulled over by police in Uppsala after putting on a performance in the area. Police spokesperson Daniel Nilsson told The Guardian that his officers were alarmed by Snoop’s reckless driving.
“Police carrying out roadside controls noticed that Snoop Dogg seemed to be under the influence of narcotics,” explained Nilsson. “He was arrested and taken to the police station to take a urine test. Once the test was carried out he left.”
The rapper posted a video on Instagram while still in the station, claiming that his arrest was due to “racial profiling”.
“In the police station doing a report on me ’cause profile, racial profile … It’s all good though. Sorry ’bout that peoples, I ain’t never be back to y’all country. It’s been real.”
He followed up with a second video on Sunday morning after being released with a message to his “fans n fam”.
“They took me down there, made me pee in a cup, didn’t find sh-t, no case, no nothing. But it’s better to be searched and not found with nothing than not to be searched at all.”
The Uppsala police department asserts that Snoop Dogg’s urine test results are not yet available despite the rapper’s claim to innocence in his video.
Tha Doggfather has a long-standing relationship with law enforcement officers. He was first arrested after graduating high school for possession of cocaine, and notably denied entry into the United Kingdom after he and his friends vandalized a duty-free shop in the Heathrow airport.