Snoop Wants To Live In Australia
“I’m here to have fun, to party, and to make Australia a better place with Snoop Dogg as a citizen, so I will be coming back to get my citizenship, ’coz I do have a house to get to, you dig?” he said at a media conference on the Gold Coast.
It is not certain how Immigration officials will respond.
The rapper was denied a visa to perform in 2007. The Prime Minister at that time, John Howard, declared “Mr. Dogg” was of “poor character.”
The rapper nevertheless had much to be happy with in Australia.
On the final week of his headlining the Supafest tour, his “Sweat” reached No. 1 downunder.
“How the fuck am I number one in Australia and not in America? I appreciate the love and support, you always take care of me in Australia.”
No wonder, then, that having previously collaborated with R&B singer Jessica Mauboy, he expressed interest in working with Kylie Minogue.
And no wonder then when he was asked to DJ a pool party at Jupiters Casino on the Gold Coast, he put in a four-hour set that brought in Supafest colleagues.
Snoop, along with The Game, Nelly, Bow Wow and Busta Rhymes, was among those pushing for Supafest to be staged in 10 European cities this year.
Supafest, held in four Australian cities April 9-17, showed strong camaraderie between the acts, many joining each other for sets.
Co-promoter John Denison confirmed the artists had pushed for a European run.
“They kept telling the audience, ‘You guys in Australia are so lucky to have a festival like Supafest, there’s nothing like it in the world.’ [Co-promoter] Dwayne Cross and I have been saying that for ages.”