Snoop Dogg hopes to visit Australia for a massive tour with Ice Cube in October. But with the Aussie government launching a full investigation into his criminal past, it may not happen.
Snoop, aka Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr, applied for a visa last month. Provisional approval was granted, but that doesn’t mean he’s in the clear just yet.
“That process is in line with the procedures established by the previous government on the consideration of visa applicants,” a Department of Immigration spokesman said.
“Mr Broadus has not been granted a visa, there are further steps required beyond character assessment before a visa is granted. The department has now decided to do a full assessment of the character of Mr Broadus.”
This is the same department responsible for Snoop cancelling his Australian tour plans last year, so I won’t hold my breath for them granting his visa this time.
Cancelling the latest tour would be a crushing blow to Australian urban fans still reeling from the repeated postponements of tours from Mary J. Blige and Timbaland. Can’t we let in the hip hop stars who actually want to be here?
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