Snoop Dogg busted for smoking dope
(showbizspy.com ) - Rap bad boy Snoop Dogg has yet again been busted for smoking dope.
The rapper, who has never made any secret of his love of weed, was ticketed by police outside a Manhattan nightclub on Wednesday night, his lawyer confirmed.
"He did not get arrested," Dogg's lawyer, Donald Etra, insisted. "He received a ticket for possession of marijuana.
"We are contesting the ticket."
Etra would not identify the club and New York police could not immediately confirm the incident.
Snoop Dogg, born Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr., has had many brushes with the law since first finding fame - many of them drug-related.
He is currently on probation for five years following a no-contest plea in April 2007 to marijuana and gun- possession charges after being arrested at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California, in October 2006.
In September 2007, he also pleaded guilty to a felony weapons possession charge after a collapsible baton was found in his luggage at an airport in California. He said it was a video prop, but authorities saw it as a dangerous weapon.
He was also arrested following a concert in Sweden in March 2007 after cops said he and a woman he was with reeked of marijuana.
The 36-year-old rapper was also convicted in 1990 of cocaine possession and charged with gun possession after a 1993 traffic stop.
He was acquitted of a murder charge in 1996 after the death of an alleged street-gang member killed by gunfire from the vehicle in which Dogg was riding.
On April 26, 2006, Dogg and members of his posse were busted at London's Heathrow Airport for allegedly vandalizing a duty-free shop after they were turned away from British Airways' first-class lounge. The group has been banned by British Airways for "the foreseeable future".