Snoop Dogg, Diddy cancel U.K. dates


LONDON -- Snoop Dogg has canceled the U.K. leg of his European One Love Peace Tour after the British government refused the rapper a visa.

"With the late notice of Snoop being denied a visa, time has run out and it is too late reconfigure the show," according to a statement issued Tuesday on behalf of the rapper. "Credible behind the scenes efforts were made to reverse the decision, to no avail."

Snoop Dogg, born Calvin Broadus, was set to perform at London's Wembley Arena on Tuesday night, as part of his co-headlining tour with Diddy. However, British officials refused to budge on an earlier ban, which was placed on the artist after he and his entourage were involved in a fracas with staff and police last year at Heathrow Airport, resulting in numerous arrests.

Subsequent tour dates in Cardiff, Manchester and Glasgow were also canceled.

"P. Diddy and Snoop were incredibly disappointed and devastated by the news," the media release said. "They really did not want to let fans down this way as the U.K. was a planned highlight of the tour. However, this ultimately was a situation out of their control."

The tour will roll on with performances Saturday and Sunday at the Point in Dublin.