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Snoop Dogg

Conflict in the Middle East

... Over Weed

12/16/2011 5:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Snoop Dogg
is in the middle of an international crisis ... accused of sparking a phattie burbatty blunt in the middle of Lebanon, which ignited a criminal investigation ... this according to a major Middle East concert promoter.

TMZ has learned ... Big Snoop has been threatened with a lawsuit over an appearance he made in Beirut back in 2009 ... an appearance orchestrated by Middle East concert bigshot Roger Kalaouz.

Kalaouz claims Snoop blazed up some weed in the middle of a concert after-party -- which is illegal in Lebanon -- and then featured footage of the puff session in a music video for his song, "That's Tha Homie" (image featured above).

Kalaouz claims Lebanese authorities caught wind of the weed smoking -- and launched a criminal investigation into his company ... leaving his reputation "severely damaged."

Kalaouz claims Snoop also promised he could be the rapper's exclusive Middle East representative -- but after Kalaouz started booking Snoop, Dogg's people told him the deal was never officially authorized.

Kalaouz has fired off letters to Snoop's people -- demanding more than $280k in damages ... and a commitment for Snoop to perform 2 concerts in the Middle East.

Snoop's people told Kalaouz they were taking his complaint seriously -- but so far, no agreement has been reached.

A rep for Snoop had no comment.

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birdman    

SNOOOP DAWWWWWWWWWWWWG

1045 days ago
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The Real JJ    

I think the middle-east has a whole lot of other sh** they need to worry about than Snoop.

1045 days ago
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King of TMZ    

These spams are really annoying! we reader are not interested. It's bad publicity for your so called WOW things lol
and it make TMZ more sour. TMZ find some way to get rid of these parazites. lol parazites on an already parasitic paparazzi website! lol

1045 days ago
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Eddie    

Anyone who has worked in the concert biz knows that the rap game is fraught with idiocy. I expect the 'taking the complaint seriously' amounts to, well, rippin' into another phattie burbatty. They want money, but no guarantees.

1045 days ago
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Jackie    

Oh please!...Get over it. Let people smoke whatever they want. It's they lives and money. Dumbass Arabs. omg!!...am gonna get sued for this. whatever.

1045 days ago
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JMP    

You know what, he is just an ignorant, arrogant ass. Smoke weed all you want, but if you go somewhere where you know its not legal, or where people don't like to see it, then for gods sake, go through one of your shows without it, or at least do it behind the curtain. Sad thing if you have to go and do **** like that to get some attention or just because you want to look cool. What a fool.

1045 days ago
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billybob    

Can we have a 'Spam Alert Button' or something here. It's getting really annoying...

1045 days ago
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James R. - Los Angeles    

I thought the murdering, dope-using mofo was dead or in prison.


Hopefully he will be soon.

1045 days ago
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IceGypsy    

Sure, like he's going to do a concert there now that they are after him. Odds are he'd get there and they would throw his ass in jail.

1045 days ago
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makeitstop    

hey young homie what u trippin on

1045 days ago
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Jay W.     

Nobody cares if Snoop is getting high... overseas or not.

1045 days ago
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Jay W.     

Kalaouz claims that his reputation was severely damaged? No sh.. Sherlock.

1045 days ago
13.

OooooNooo!    

You hire an addict and then are upset when use? Clueless.

1045 days ago
14.

Goodbye4ever    

"fatty boom batty blunt" dumbasses

1045 days ago
15.

Ray    

show us the contract or shut up

1045 days ago
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