Some people are scared of flying, and the fear manifests itself in different ways. Some will cry, some will sweat, and some will try to carry an collapsible 21-inch police baton onto the plane in case they need to swipe out at anyone.
You'll never guess which one of these Snoop Dogg reportedly tried to do on a recent flight from Orange County to New York. Go on, guess. You won't guess which one. What's that? The giant weapon one? Oh, OK, you did guess. Anyway, now Orange Country prosecutors are trying to decide whether or not to file charges against Snoop Dogg for attempting to take a massively violent instrument onto an aeroplane when the rest of us aren't even allowed any effing hairgel.
Airports seem to be the best place for watching celebrities doing all kinds of dumb stuff, be it stumbling and urinating like David Hasselhoff or whining about paper like JK Rowling or generally being antagonistic like Scott Stapp. But king of acting like a douchebag in an airport is Snoop Dogg. Snoop Dogg's non-airport exploits include writing a book and saying "motherfucker" a lot on teatime TV. Get Snoop Dogg in an airport, though, and he loses his shit like the naughty rapper that he is.
Back in April, Snoop Dogg threw a tantrum in Heathrow Airport because he wasn't allowed into the British Airways First Class Lounge. And when we say 'tantrum' we mean that it ended with seven injured policemen, countless smashed bottles of alcohol and Snoop Dogg banned from British Airways for the rest of his natural life. Luckily, Snoop Dogg is a smart man and vowed never to get into trouble in an airport ever again, right? Nope – he's apparently tried to board an aeroplane in Orange County with a massive 21-inch police baton on him, as E! Online reports:
Snoop, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, was detained Sept. 27 by airport security when they spotted an odd shape in his carry-on luggage and then searched the bag to determine what it was. Orange County Sheriff's Department spokesman Jim Amormino told City News Service that security found a collapsible police baton in Snoop's computer bag. The baton, which is illegal to possess, was capable of expanding from 8 to 21 inches and is "definitely illegal to bring on a plane," he said. Snoop told authorities that he had no idea that the baton was an illegal item and explained that it was intended for use as a video prop once he got to New York. The baton was confiscated and the rapper was allowed to board his flight without being cited.
And now Orange County prosecutors are trying to decide whether to charge Snoop Dogg or not. Oh, and that video, in case you were wondering, was Snoop's new single I'll Smash Yo' Fuckin' Brains Out With This Here Police Baton (I Ordered Chicken You Clueless Flight Attendant) Honestly The Service In This Place Remix.
[story by Stuart Heritage]