April 27, 2006

A Day in the Life of a Gangsta Rapper

This is newsworthy, or so it seems. Monsters and Critics give us the gist:
Snoop Dogg and posse held in London fracas
Apr 27, 2006, 16:02 GMT

LONDON, England (UPI) -- Rap superstar Snoop Dogg and members of his entourage have been arrested for a melee at London`s Heathrow Airport that injured seven police officers.

Most of the officers suffered cut and bruises, but at least one broke his hand, in the Wednesday night disturbance involving 30 people in a business lounge at the airport, the BBC reported.

The fight reportedly began when Snoop and Co., en route to a concert in Johannesburg, South Africa, were told they could not board their flight and 'became abusive and pushed officers,' police told the BBC.

Snoop, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, and five of his fellow travelers were arrested on charges of suspicion of violent disorder and affray, the BBC said.

The Los Angeles-based rapper was still being questioned Thursday morning, but would most likely be allowed to leave the country with an order to come back at a later date if he is formally charged with a crime.

Copyright 2006 by United Press International
Yeah, and if one of the officers had defended himself and socked him one it would have been a "hate crime", right? Shadows of Potsdam are looming.

Here we have a man who makes a bomb (SOME underdog!) out of the glamourising of drugs, guns and misogyny and an image as someone who despises the law (Hey, I even know now what "gangsta rap" is!) and people are surprised that this is what he (and every single one of his hangers-on, lackeys and sycophants) is actually DOING!

One of his heavies was, when finally in handcuffs, reportedly shouting: "This is how it goes down in LA."

He’s right.

But thanks to the wonderful, unarmed (save with pepper spray) Bobbies not in England anymore in a hurry.

Let's hope that sickeningly PC Britain has arrived at the end of the tether for players of the race and "underdog" card.