The rap legend Snoop Dogg has shared details about the time Queen Elizabeth II stopped him from getting kicked out of the UK.
During an interview with DJ Whoo Kid, Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr AKA Snoop Dogg touched on the incident that happened while he was on tour back in the 1990s.
The event made it into the news in 1994 and called for the rapper to be removed from the UK by their lawmakers.
However, the Queen didn’t agree with Snoop’s removal and stepped in to help.
Back in 1993, in LA, a man lost his life and Snoop Dogg was arrested and charged with murder of the first degree, according to the Independent. However, in 1996 the charge was dropped.
The case was still ongoing while he was touring in the UK and people began to call for him to finish his tour early and fly back to the US. One newspaper headline read: ‘Kick this evil b*stard out.’
When reminiscing on the event, Snoop shared: ‘Guess who came to my defence? Just take a guess. The Queen.’
The queen of England backed up Snoop Dogg he’s too powerful lmao
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The rapper said the Queen stated, ‘This man has done nothing in our country. He can come.’.
Snoop continued: ‘The queen… bow down… When the Queen speaks, bow down. That’s Harry and William’s grandmother, you dig? You think they weren’t there, saying, ‘Grandma, please let him in, grandma. He’s OK. We love his music’. ‘You know Harry, I’ll let him in for you. He’s not so bad after all and he’s quite cute.’ The Queen, that’s my gal.’
During an interview with The Guardian, Snoop Dogg touched upon the attempts to exile him from the UK.
‘When they tried to kick me out of England, the Queen made a comment that her grandbabies loved Snoop Doggy Dogg, and he had done no wrong in the UK, so she gave me permission to be here.
‘Those grandbabies grew up to be Prince William and Harry, so I had influence on them, and they had influence on their grandmother, which enabled me to get into this beautiful country. They love my music, and it is what it is. There’s a mutual love and respect,’