*Snoop Dogg has been booted from the line-up of a Dutch music festival after city officials made it known that his brand of hip hop is not welcome.
The rapper was due to headline the open-air Parkpop event in the Netherlands on June 27, along with actress/singer Juliette Lewis and German pop star Nena. But when authorities got wind of Snoop’s involvement, they stepped in and forced organizers to scrap his slot, claiming he’s not suitable for The Hague festival.
“Snoop Dogg will not perform at Parkpop…in order to preserve the free, open and friendly nature of Parkpop,” read a statement issued by city officials.
Concert spokesman Marit Noorlander responded, “We are very, very disappointed.”
Snoop Dogg, real name Calvin Broadus, was previously denied entry into the U.K. after he was arrested following a fracas at London’s Heathrow Airport in 2006. Border officials labeled him a threat, citing his prior drug and firearms offenses, but the star challenged the ruling in court and the ban was lifted earlier this year.