Snoop Smokes Up the Land Down Under

Jan 25, 2014 at 12:17 pm |
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Well known pot connoisseur and Rastafarian, Calvin Broadus, Jr., AKA Snoop Dogg AKA Snoop Lion, or whichever moniker the star is using these days, got up close and personal with Melbourne’s bravest this past week.

The Melbourne Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) was dispatched to the rapper’s luxury hotel room when a smoke alarm was triggered by “smoke of an unknown source”, according to a MFB spokeswoman. The firefighters didn’t find a fire, but were shocked when one of them recognized the room’s occupant.

“It was pretty funny,” senior station officer, Trevor Bowen said after meeting Snoop and his friends. “If you didn’t know who they were you would just think they were very friendly, ordinary people.” Bowen said that the experience was one of the highlights of his career.

Snoop even asked to pose for a photo with the firefighters, telling them when he was a child he had dreams of becoming a fireman.

But not everyone in Australia thinks Snoop’s antics were so funny. Law enforcement criticized Snoop for using social media to promote drug use.

Snoop Dogg Thinks Happiness Is Weed

Photo Credit: Instagram/snoopdogg

Earlier in the week Snoop posted several pot-related photos on his Instagram account. One of the photos showed the rapper sitting with a large bowl of buds at the Gold Coast’s posh Palazzo Versace hotel. Another photo was captioned, “A Versace morning!!” and pictured the rapper in a cloud of smoke with what appears to be a Versace scarf on his head. The controversial photos have since been removed from the star’s Instagram account.

Australia’s Immigration Minister Scott Morrison told the press that the star’s behavior could affect his ability to visit Australia in the future.

Morrison warned the star, “Visa holders convicted of serious criminal offenses can be and are deported from Australia. The Australian Government is prepared to take action where state police are able to make an arrest and secure a conviction.”

There are no criminal charges pending in Australia against the American star. Gold Coast police chief Des Lacy said the police could only charge the star if he was caught in possession of cannabis.

Snoop is currently in Australia on tour with the Big Day Out music festival.

Well known pot connoisseur and Rastafarian, Calvin Broadus, Jr., AKA Snoop Dogg AKA Snoop Lion, or whichever moniker the star is using these days, got up close and personal with Melbourne’s bravest this past week.