Immigration Minister: revoke pimp rapper Snoop Dogg’s visa

Self confessed pimp “Snoop Dogg” to tour Australia in 2014

A petition has been launched on calling for the Minister for Immigration Scott Morrison to revoke the visa of US rapper and self-confessed pimp Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion aka Calvin Broadus.

Snoop Dogg’s lyrics glorify violence against women. His criminal history reportedly includes drug and weapons posession, voluntary manslaughter, inciting violence and assault. He has reportedly been listed in an affidavit claiming that he and others lured two underage girls to be filmed exposing themselves by offering them marijuana and ecstasy.

In a 2006 article with Rolling Stone, Snoop Dogg admitted that he was a real-life pimp. During his 2003 US tour – at the height of his stardom – he transported women around the country selling their bodies to athletes and entertainers.

He again discussed his pimping past in another Rolling Stone article earlier this year. The language used to describe the experience reveals that far from being remorseful, he is proud of his contribution to the worldwide problem of trafficking in women and girls:

“I could fire a b*tch, f*ck a b*tch, get a new ho: It was my program. City to city, titty to titty, hotel room to hotel room, athlete to athlete, entertainer to entertainer.”

Collective Shout activist Talitha Stone is calling on you to support the call for the Immigration Minister to revoke Snoop Dogg’s visa.

As a society which claims to be serious about eradicating violence against women, there should be no place for recording artists who glorify misogyny and degrade women for entertainment. Welcoming artists like Snoop Dogg sends a message that we don’t take our obligations to address violence against women seriously.

Click here to sign the petition!

Further reading:

Collective Shout’s letter to Immigration Minister  (opens PDF)

Snoop Lion opens up about his pimp past 

Pop culture and sex trafficking

Crime and Punishment Snoop Dogg Mug shot


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  1. Lindsay Sant
    Posted 16 Dec ’13 at 1:56 pm | Permalink

    Please keep ‘artists’ who promote violence again women from spreading their message to impressionable young Australians.

    • James
      Posted 16 Dec ’13 at 7:16 pm | Permalink

      Let’s ban all movies depicting violence againist women too. Everything thing in music should be taken literally.

    • Team CS
      Posted 16 Dec ’13 at 7:39 pm | Permalink

      Try reading the article James, then address the issue.

  2. James
    Posted 17 Dec ’13 at 9:32 am | Permalink

    Thx for the tip, only if you listen to a Snoop album and place it in its correct context.

    • Emma
      Posted 18 Dec ’13 at 8:18 am | Permalink

      Here’s the context James – this man is proud of transporting “bitches” across the country and selling “pussy” to athletes. He has been named in a lawsuit for bribing underage girls into exposing themselves for porn films by offering marijuana and ecstasy. The fact that you are willing to overlook this is exactly why a petition like this is needed.

  3. Again?
    Posted 15 Jan ’14 at 8:37 am | Permalink

    ….a campaign against another black entertainer? There seems to be a pattern emerging here & it is just as insidious & destructive as the purported sexism this campaign is supposedly targeting……

    • Jane
      Posted 15 Jan ’14 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

      I think you have missed the point ‘Again’. We should not be afraid of calling something on what it is. Now that would be unjust and wrong. There is a well documented and communicated case against this entertainer, one that goes beyond sex/race/religion etc. It’s clear, it’s revolting and I’m truly sorry if it doesn’t disturb you.

  4. Jen
    Posted 15 Jan ’14 at 9:03 am | Permalink

    I knew he was a pothead but I had no idea about the trafficking or luring underage girls! That’s disgusting.

    And to the poster “Again?” What a ridiculous thing to say. The pattern – which you choose to ignore – is that men can get away with murder and violence if they’re popular enough. Race has nothing to do with it.

  5. James
    Posted 18 Jan ’14 at 2:27 am | Permalink

    The sad thing is you are all basing his music from the past! YOU NEED TO LOOK AT HIS CURRENT STATUS! ! Snoop Dogg, the Rapper is a much different person than the music portrays.

    • Team CS
      Posted 23 Jan ’14 at 12:06 pm | Permalink

      Not from what we saw at the Brisbane gig James.

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