Government officials don't want the U.K. turning into some sort of Dogg pound.
Britain's Border Agency said Friday it would appeal a court's decision to reverse an earlier ruling that had banned Snoop Dogg from entering the country after the rapper and his entourage started a fight at Heathrow Airport in April 2006.
Snoop successfully appealed the ban and an asylum and immigration tribunal reopened the door in January.
He and five others were arrested at Heathrow on charges of violent disorder for instigating a brawl in a nearby duty-free shop after their 30-person posse was denied entry into British Airways' first-class lounge because not everyone in the group was holding first-class tickets. Seven officers were injured in the melee.
The offenders were all released after spending the night in jail, never to be allowed on a British Airways flight again.
Snoop had to return to London the following month to face the music, which turned out to be a wrist slap in the form of a "caution for a Section Four Public Order Act matter—using threatening words or behavior."
The government followed British Airways' suit the following year, twice denying the hip-hop star entry into the country. The second diss forced Snoop to cancel a tour of the British Isles with Sean Combs, leaving him eager to make amends.
"Snoop and his team are mystified at the decision and are hoping that the British government will reconsider this decision," his rep, Celena Aponte, said at the time. "He has asked how he can help rectify the situation and would happily talk to and give assurances to the officials."
Perhaps the U.K.'s good will will rub off on Australia, which also slammed the door on Snoop a year ago, with its immigration minister stating, "He doesn't seem the sort of bloke we want in this country."