Snoop Dogg loves weed. We all know this. So, to think that his tour of the Middle East would feature any less pot smoking than his shows in the U.S. do would indicate some ignorance to the man and his craft. In fact, if Snoop was unable to smoke weed on a tour of a certain location, I am fairly confident that he just wouldn’t go on tour there.
This is what makes the lawsuit brought about by a Lebanese promoter, Roger Kalaouz and Associates, so ridiculous. Stemming from a concert that occurred in 2009(!), the promoter claims that Snoop released footage of the himself smoking what appears to be marijuana at a Beirut bar. Of course, marijuana is illegal in Lebanon, as it is in the U.S.
The allegations state that “KA’s longstanding reputation as one of Lebanon’s premier entertainment promoters has been severely damaged. RKA has been subjected to scrutiny and accusations due to the actions of Snoop Dogg and DSM directly arising from activities to which RKA was not a party.” So, basically, Snoop Dogg’s smoking of weed, like, ruined this dude’s life.
In all, RKA is seeking damages for “breach of contract, fraud, concealment, conspiracy and false promise, unfair competition, and intentional interference with prospective economic advantage.” It is hard to imagine any of this sticking to Snoop, and surely something will have to be found in the contracts that Snoop signed that has him promising not to smoke pot in Lebanon.
Does this promotor have a reasonable claim against Snoop? Should anyone doing business with Snoop know what they are getting with regards to his weed smoking?