Rapper Snoop Dogg, 43, declared in several posts on Instagram that he plans to never return to Sweden. He is claiming that he was racially profiled after he was taken into custody in the Swedish city of Uppsala on Saturday night on suspicion of illicit drug consumption and/or possession.
He took to Instagram to document his experience. In one of the videos that Snoop Dogg posted, he said, “I ain’t did nothing. All I did was came to this country and did a concert, and now I got to go to the police station for nothing [sic].” Clearly frustrated, he declared in the next video to never go back to Sweden due to such treatment.
In a final video, Dogg reassures his followers that he “made it through.” He added that the police took him into custody and made him provide a urine sample, but didn’t find anything. He also quoted Minister Farrakhan, saying, “It’s better to be searched and not found with nothing than not to be searched at all [sic].”
A police spokesman, Christer Nordstrom, verified the detainment to People magazine, but he denied the racial reason behind it. “According to the police officer, Snoop Dogg showed signs of drug influence so he was taken to the police station for a test,” said Nordstrom, adding that it was routine procedure, even though the rapper was in the passenger seat. “After about an hour he was free to go.”
Carlson, A., “Snoop Dogg Detained in Sweden on Suspicion of Drug Use, Vows to Never Return,” People web site, July 26, 2015; http://goo.gl/dCtB25.