British court rejects Snoop Dogg visa ban
EmptyLONDON -- A British court has overruled the government's decision to deny Snoop Dogg a visa after he was involved in an airport lounge brawl in 2006.
The Guardian newspaper says a panel of immigration judges has rejected an attempt by Britain's Home Office to keep the rapper out of the country.
A lower court ruled in January that Snoop hadn't started or been responsible for any public disorder.
Police arrested Snoop and five members of his entourage after a brawl at British Airways' VIP lounge at London's Heathrow airport. The rapper, whose real name is Cordozar Calvin Broadus, was given a warning.
The judges say Snoop cooperated with police and didn't retaliate when pushed.
The government has a week to appeal.