Snoop Dogg was held by Swedish police over the weekend after he was arrested on suspicion of using illegal drugs.
The Drop It Like It’s Hot rapper was pulled over by police, who then believed he was “under the influence of narcotics” and took him to the station. The incident – which followed Snoop’s concert in the area on Saturday night – is said to have lasted “several minutes”, with the star asked to take a urine test.
DoggSnoop Dogg flies into Heathrow Airport from Los Angeles 9th December 2014
Daniel Nilsson – police spokesman for the Uppsala region – said in a statement: “Police carrying out roadside controls noticed that Snoop Dogg (whose car was pulled over) seemed to be under the influence of narcotics.
“He was arrested and taken to the police station to take a urine test.”
However, it seems Snoop was quickly released, although the test results were not immediately available.
Nilsson added: “The incident lasted several minutes. Once the test was carried out he left.”
Meanwhile, the influential rapper recently threw his hat into the ring as Twitter searching for a new CEO following the departure of Dick Costolo.
“I’m ready to lead Twitter! #SnoopForCEO,” he posted.
Snoop may have been drawn to Twitter by comments made by billionaire investor Peter Thiel, who said that Twitter wasn’t well managed because there was “probably a lot of pot-smoking” going on in the team.
Mr D-O-DOUBLE-G is not only well-known for his love of the herb but also a budding (excuse the pun) entrepreneur and investor. Earlier this year he starting setting up a fund that he plans to use to invest in weed-related businesses as states around the US start to relax marijuana laws.