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US Rappers Snoop Dogg, Diddy Cancel British Tour


American rappers Snoop Dogg and Sean "Diddy" Combs have canceled a tour of Britain after Snoop Dogg was denied a visa to enter the country.

Record company officials said the rappers are "disappointed and devastated" after five concerts across Britain were called off.

In April 2006, Snoop Dogg, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, and five other men were arrested in a brawl at London's Heathrow Airport. They spent a night in jail.

The British Home Office would not comment on the present case, but it said the government can refuse entry to foreign citizens if there are concerns about their presence.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.