The mayor of San Francisco, California, has changed his mind about honouring rapper Snoop Dogg, after local officials imposed tighter rules regarding proclamations. The Drop It Like It's Hot star - real name Calvin Broadus - was due to be presented with a proclamation by a representative from Mayor Gavin Newsom's Office of Criminal Justice during the rapper's performance at the Exotic Erotic Ball on Friday (26Oct07). But the honour was withdrawn on Wednesday (24Oct07) after new legislation was brought in to prevent a repeat of a previous incident, in which Mayor Newsom accidentally proclaimed 23 February (07) Colt Studio Day, celebrating the 40th anniversary of a local gay pornography studio. The Colt Studio announcement caused outrage in the local community earlier this year (07), and the local authorities hope to avoid further criticism for honouring a celebrity known for his advocacy of marijuana and allegiance with notorious Los Angeles gang, the Crips. But Howard Mauskopf, producer of the Exotic Erotic Ball, is not happy with the retraction. He tells, "All we can really do is roll our eyes. What you have here is a Mayor who I think means to do the right thing, but ended up getting fried in the national press. "Instead of him standing up for the community, he kowtowed to the Bill O'Reilly's of the world and instituted a stricter policy. So when it reached a final decision for this proclamation to be reviewed by this new committee, they felt it was too commercial because of the Ball's sexual nature and Snoop's past." Outspoken U.S. talkshow host O'Reilly has previously called for a boycott of rap music because of the presence of allegedly misogynistic lyrics.