Snoop Dogg Plays Free Show For British Volunteers
Snoop Dogg is making the most of his time in Britain after a three-year visa ban was lifted - he played a free show for U.K. volunteers on Thursday.
The Beautiful hit-maker incurred the wrath of border officials in 2006 when he was arrested following a fracas at London's Heathrow Airport, and was denied entry in 2007 when authorities labeled him a threat. The hip-hop star's case was eventually reversed earlier this year after his lawyers cited his charity and community work as proof of his decency.
Now Snoop Dogg, real name Calvin Broadus, has acknowledged fans who have also done service work - by throwing them a show in Manchester, England on Thursday. Snoop was joined by rockers Vampire Weekend and London rapper Tinie Tempah for the concert, which was only open to the 3,000 fans who donated their time to community projects across the city.
The star, wearing a Manchester United soccer shirt, appeared delighted as he stepped onstage to play his hits, telling the crowd: "The Snoop Dogg of Love is here and I want to invite you and all of your friends to party with me tonight!"