Snoop Dogg tries to rent entire country of Liechtenstein

In a too-good-to-check item, the Daily Mirror reports that rapper Snoop Dogg recently attempted to rent the entire nation of Liechtenstein for a music video: The request surprised authorities in the state of Liechtenstein – population 35,000 with an area of 61.7 square miles between Switzerland and Austria. Local property lease agent Karl Schwaerzler said: ...

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In a too-good-to-check item, the Daily Mirror reports that rapper Snoop Dogg recently attempted to rent the entire nation of Liechtenstein for a music video:

The request surprised authorities in the state of Liechtenstein - population 35,000 with an area of 61.7 square miles between Switzerland and Austria.

Local property lease agent Karl Schwaerzler said: "We've had requests for palaces and villages but never one to hire the whole country before."

In a too-good-to-check item, the Daily Mirror reports that rapper Snoop Dogg recently attempted to rent the entire nation of Liechtenstein for a music video:

The request surprised authorities in the state of Liechtenstein – population 35,000 with an area of 61.7 square miles between Switzerland and Austria.

Local property lease agent Karl Schwaerzler said: "We’ve had requests for palaces and villages but never one to hire the whole country before."

He admitted: "It would have been possible." But the deal fell through because Snoop’s management "did not give us enough time".

So take note music video producers, filmmakers, and wedding/bar mitzvah planners, it apparently is possible to rent a sovereign principality in Western Europe as long as you give them enough notice. 

Hat tip: New York Magazine

Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy  Twitter: @joshuakeating

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