Rapper is being sued for $280,000 (£180,000) over 2009 incident

Snoop Dogg is being sued by a Lebanese concert promoter for allegedly smoking weed in a Middle East club in 2009.

Roger Kalaouz is trying to claim $280,000 (£180,000) from the hip-hop star and he wants a commitment from the rapper to perform two shows in the Middle East, or he will pursue further legal action.

He says Snoop tainted his reputation as a result of smoking pot in a Beirut club in 2009, which is strictly illegal in the country, following the rapper’s performance at a sold-out concert at Forum de Beirut.

The hip-hop star also allegedly filmed the incident and included it in the video for ‘That’s Tha Homie’, which featured on his 2009 album ‘Malice in Wonderland’, according to the promoter.

Kalaouz claims Lebanese authorities found out about the incident and launched a criminal investigation into his company, reports TMZ.

Meanwhile, Snoop Dogg is set to headline Snowbombing 2012 in Austria.

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