Friday, April 20, 2007
Snoop Dogg reportedly almost pulled out of a charity concert - because organisers hadn't provided him with an Xbox games console. The rapper was to perform at Cipriani Wall Street's UNICEF event on Tuesday night alongside all girl burlesque troop Pussycat Dolls. Despite receiving a reported $150,000 fee to appear, Snoop demanded his 10-strong entourage were flown to New York first-class and wanted extra perks.
It is claimed the controversial star then threatened to pull out because the games console wasn't in his dressing room. An insider told the New York Post newspaper: "He insisted on having an Xbox in his dressing room. We finally found someone who lent us their kids' Xbox." Even though organisers caved in to his demands, Snoop was reportedly an hour late on stage because he and his friends were enjoying a lengthy gaming session.
The Pussycat Dolls had to extend their performance and made a faux-paux when one member thanked "Unicel" instead of the charity's real name, UNICEF