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Snoop Dogg Arrested at London Airport

Snoop Dogg Arrested at London Airport
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updated 04/27/2006 at 02:30 PM EDT

originally published 04/27/2006 09:20AM

Rapper Snoop Dogg was released from jail on bail Thursday after the rapper and several members of his entourage were arrested over an altercation at London's Heathrow Airport on Wednesday night.

"Snoop has been released on bail," his attorney, Peter Binning, told the Associated Press. "He will return at a later date."

Binning said Snoop Dogg was released without charge and would leave the country to honor concert commitments in South Africa.

The rapper, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, and his posse were en route to Johannesburg, South Africa, when they got into a skirmish on Wednesday night, Scotland Yard told PEOPLE. The entourage apparently did not have permission to use the business class lounge, where the alleged fight occurred.

The rapper and his friends were denied entry into the lounge because some of the members of the party were flying first class, while others were flying economy class, said Richard Goodfellow, a spokesman for British Airways, which runs the lounge.

According to police, the group became abusive and an altercation ensued in which seven police officers received minor injuries. The injured officers mainly suffered cuts and bruises, with one sustaining a fractured hand.

"The party was told that they would not be permitted to board their flight, and officers then attempted to direct the group to baggage reclaim," a police spokesman said.

A British Airways rep said they have sent letters to the rapper and his party telling them that they are banned from all future travel on the airline.

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