Snoop: Sweden drug search was profiling, I'm not coming back

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Snoop Dogg's recent trip to Sweden included a concert, being stopped by police and a case of what he's described as "racial profiling".

Having played a show near Stockholm, the rapper was stopped on suspicion of possessing drugs.

Police in Uppsala say they're still waiting on the results to confirm if the rapper had drugs in his system.

It will apparently be "some time" before the results come through, but Snoop's not sticking around to find out.

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Image caption Snoop's lyrics songs often feature clear references to his love of marijuana

During the search - Snoop posted a series of Instagram posts about being pulled over "for nothing".

In a video posted on Instagram he said: "All I did was come to this country and did a concert and now I've got to go to the police station."

In a later post he described his experience as "profiling, racial profiling" adding "They came and snatched me out of my car".

I'll never be back in this country...It's been real thank you but I'm gone
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The rapper posted another video titled "a message to my fans". In it he says he "made it through" before saying "it's better to be searched and found with nothing than not to be searched at all".

Daniel Nilsson, a police spokesman for the central Uppsala region, responded with a brief statement saying: "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.

"The incident lasted several minutes. Once the test was carried out he left."

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In July 2012, he was banned from entering Norway for two years after being found in possession of eight grams of marijuana, as well nearly £18,000 worth of Norwegian currency.

Swedish Idol judge Alexander Bard said the arrest was not racial profiling, but related to the Swedish authorities' pursuit of celebrities.

He told Billboard: "This arrest was not racial profiling, which is an American [phenomenon] not a Swedish phenomenon. But it was clearly a case of celebrity profiling."

But Snoop's made it quite clear it won't be happening again.

"I'll never be back in this country," he said an Instagram post, which appears to have been recorded in the Swedish police station.

He added: "Y'all can thank all the people who run your police department. It's been real thank you but I'm gone."

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