Quote: "I ain't never smoked with Martha. I've smoked around her, but she don't partake (sic)." Rapper and marijuana aficionado Snoop Dogg insists he has yet to enjoy a toke with lifestyle queen Martha Stewart, his unlikely partner on U.S. cookery show Martha and Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party.
Fact: Queen Latifah and Snoop Dogg are set to ring in 2017 in Miami, Florida after signing on to co-host rapper Pitbull's New Year's Eve party. The Timber hitmaker previously fronted the star-studded televised concert himself, but he has handed over the reins to the two rap icons for the third annual bash, which will be broadcast live in the U.S. from Bayfront Park. The line-up has yet to be revealed, but Sean 'Diddy' Combs and pals headlined last year's (15) show.
Quote: "My husband loves him, by the way... so, it's possible. It's possible. My husband likes him as a person. My husband just relates to him somehow. He's the coolest guy!" Country icon Dolly Parton is open to collaborating with her man's favourite rapper, Snoop Dogg.
Fact: Snoop Dogg will be honoured with the I Am Hip Hop award at the 11th annual BET Hip-Hop Awards.The rapper, real name Cordozar Calvin Broadus, Jr., will receive the gong on Saturday (17Sep16) at Atlanta’s Cobb Energy Performing Centre. DJ Khaled is making his debut as BET host, and fans will be able to watch the whole ceremony when it’s televised on 4 October. Snoop follows in the footsteps of Grandmaster Flash, LL Cool J and Scarface, who was the 2015 winner.
Fact: Retired basketball superstar Kobe Bryant has received a one-of-a-kind gift from celebrity fan Snoop Dogg - a Los Angeles Lakers-themed convertible. Bryant retired from the Lakers in April (16) and it appears Snoop wanted to give his favourite player something special to say thanks for his 20 years of service to the team. On Wednesday (06Jul16), Kobe posted a picture on Twitter of himself and Snoop standing by a purple and gold car. The hood features pictures of Bryant alongside other Lakers greats, like Magic Johnson, James Worthy and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Snoop himself in a Lakers jersey.
Quote: "Musically, visually, sexually, Prince was the greatest to ever do it. Point blank. He showed us how to seduce a woman; make music that felt good to women and appealed to men as well. He stayed in tune with his feminine side while remaining masculine." Rapper Snoop Dogg pays tribute to Prince.
Quote: "I'd love to work with Sade. I don't know her - I went to her concert and sat in the crowd like a regular fan. I didn't want to go backstage and meet her 'cause I was nervous." Snoop Dogg would love to collaborate with soul star Sade.
Fact: Rap pals Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa are planning to have a high time on the road this summer (16) as part of a 33-date tour. The High Road North American Tour will begin in West Palm Beach, Florida on 20 July (16). The two marijuana-loving hip hop stars have been friends for years, having previously recorded the 2011 hit Young, Wild and Free for the soundtrack to the film MAC & Devin Go to High School, in which they both starred.
Fact: Snoop Dogg and Latin entertainer Charo have been recruited by Burger King bosses to help employees perfect fast food. The odd couple appear in a new training video for the company. Snoop offers a master class on how to cook the new BK grilled hot dog, while Charo stars in the new Spanish-language version.
Quote: "I buy for my wife, my daughter, my granny and my mum - all the women in my life. I go to the store... and I stand in line and I buy gifts for them." Rapper Snoop Dogg likes to do his own Christmas shopping.
Fact: Snoop Dogg's son Cordell Broadus has signed a deal to design a range for PSD Underwear.
Fact: Rapper Snoop Dogg transformed into Miley Cyrus' pet pig for a weed-themed skit taped for the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday (30Aug15). In the sketch he explained that he had become the animal he most hated in the world to help the VMAs host through a heavy pot trip.
Fact: Rapper Snoop Dogg has recruited Gwen Stefani, Charlie Wilson and Stevie Wonder to join him in the studio for his latest album. Ironically, the project's title is Bush - the name of Stefani's husband Gavin Rossdale's rock band. The album will be released on 12 May (15).
Quote: "Dr. Dre was like, 'Who was that rapping?'. From that day he called me and I didn't believe it, I was like, 'Man, quit playing.' I hung up on him." Snoop Dogg couldn't believe superproducer DR. DRE had reached out to him after hearing some of his early tracks at a party. The pair went on to become collaborators and close friends, scoring hits on tracks like Gin and Juice, Nuthin' But a 'G' Thang and The Next Episode.
Quote: "They give us the bucket of chicken, we open it up, boom, and me and Willie stuck our hands in at the same time and we grabbed the same piece of chicken. And I look at Willie, I was like, 'That's you dog, my bad.' That was one of the greatest moments in my life." Rapper Snoop Dogg recalls stopping by a KFC fast food restaurant with country icon Willie Nelson in Amsterdam, Holland after getting the munchies following a marijuana-filled recording session for the song My Medicine.
Fact: Hip-hop veteran Snoop Dogg has been appointed the keynote speaker for the music portion of the South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. The rap icon will address attendees at the annual event on 20 March (15). He follows in the footsteps of rocker Dave Grohl and pop superstar Lady Gaga, who delivered the keynote speech last year (14).
Fact: Snoop Dogg will stretch his acting resume with a cameo on hit new U.S. Tv series Empire. The rapper will join Terence Howard and Taraji P. Henson for an upcoming episode of the music industry drama.
Fact: Rapper Snoop Dogg's new album, Bush, will feature contributions from Stevie Wonder and Charlie Wilson. Pharrell Williams, who produced the project, says, "Snoop's album is better than mine. You're gonna bug out from the approach and what we did." Bush, which will be Snoop Dogg's 13th studio album, will be released in March (15).
Fact: Rap veteran Snoop Dogg treated singer/actor Tyrese Gibson to a birthday surprise recently by recruiting a bevvy of scantily-clad women to dance for him on the set of a new music video. Film footage of the celebrations shows one of the bikini models bringing the Fast & Furious star a cake to mark turning 36 last Tuesday (30Dec14).
Quote: "First off, you don't make Snoop Dogg do anything. I just called... and just spoke to him. That's it. I mean, it was a very short conversation. He graciously and very humbly said he knew what I was calling for and, based on our relationship, we would move forward with no issues." Rapper T.I. confirms he acted as mediator between his protege Iggy Azalea and friend Snoop Dogg after the two began a war of words online earlier this month (Oct14) following unkind comments the Drop It Like It's Hot hitmaker made about the Fancy star's looks.
Fact: Demi Lovato, Snoop Dogg and Enrique Iglesias are among the celebrities who will be featured in an upcoming documentary series for MTV called The Ride. The 10-part show will take a closer look at the musicians' key incidents in their careers and what they regard as their "breakthrough moment". The Ride is set to premiere internationally in October (14).
Fact: South Korean pop sensation Psy and Snoop Dogg debuted their new video for Hangover on YouTube.com on Sunday (08Jun14). The promo features the odd couple enjoying a night out, knocking back shots and recovering the morning after. Rapper Snoop also smacks his duet partner's back as the Asian star pretends to throw up in a toilet.
Fact: Snoop Dogg and Wyclef Jean performed at a wedding reception held at a castle in Croatia over the weekend (07-08Jun14). The stars put on a show to celebrate the nuptials of New York socialite Fabiola Beracasa.
Fact: Rapper Snoop Dogg is to lend his voice to a new expansion pack for popular computer game Call Of Duty: Ghosts. In the new add-on, the hip-hop icon will comment on players' actions in multiplayer games, saying phrases such as, "Squad member active, a brother from another mother."
Tweet: "What the f**k is going on Snoop. Talk to me about this one man, damn." 50 Cent is baffled by fellow rapper Snoop Dogg's decision to get a French manicure and share photos of the nail work online.
Fact: Rapper Snoop Dogg has shown off his feminine side after hiring nail technicians from Hey, Nice Nails! in Long Beach, California for a house visit. The hip-hop veteran was given black-and-white French tips and even agreed to pose for photos for sisters Donne and Ginny Geer to post on their Instagram.com account.
Fact: Samuel L. Jackson, Jack Nicholson, Snoop Dogg, will.i.am and comedian Kevin Hart were among the stars who spent part of their Christmas Day (25Dec13) courtside at the Los Angeles Lakers' home game against the Miami Heat basketball team at the Staples Center. Actress Gabrielle Union was also in the stands to cheer on her new fiance, Heat ace Dwyane Wade, as his team went on to win 101 to 95.
Fact: Soul legend Bobby Womack is set to collaborate with fellow musicians Snoop Dogg, Rod Stewart and Stevie Wonder on his next album. The new record, which has not yet been named, will be the star's 28th studio album.
Tweet: "my girl @beyonce just changed d (the) game!! Rt @whoopthis: Beyoncé b craaaayze..." Snoop Dogg salutes Beyonce after she made headlines following the surprise iTunes-only release of her new self-titled album.
Quote: "I was in Moscow. They gave me a star out there. They put my name down like they do out here in America... There's only three people on it - Paris Hilton, Sylvester Stallone and me." Rapper Snoop Dogg was thrilled to be added to a walk of fame in the Russian capital.
Quote: "Willie Nelson is the only person that has smoked me out. I had to quit. We were in Amsterdam on 4/20 (April 20) about three years ago. We did a concert together and everything... We had a blast." Rapper Snoop Dogg insists country star Willie Nelson has a greater tolerance for weed than he does.
Fact: Rapper Snoop Dogg and model Kate Upton have teamed up to star in a new promo for microwaveable snack Hot Pockets. The viral video is a parody of Biz Markie's Just a Friend, re-titled You Got What I eat, and the two consume the item as Snoop raps, "Oh baby you... got what I eat/ You got that hot buttery crust/ I need your hot buttery crust."
Fact: Rapper and marijuana advocate Snoop Dogg has scored a free pound (0.45 kilograms) of weed after betting on floyd mayweather, Jr. to beat Saul 'canelo' Alvarez during the big fight on Saturday night (14Sep13). The hip-hop icon showed off his bag of winnings on Instagram.com, alongside the caption, "Thanks to the champ money may for winning me a pound from my mexican buddy Lui !! U r the pound for pound best! N I'm gonna smoke 2 dat !!! Hahahahahahahah (sic)."
Fact: M.I.A. and Snoop Dogg are to co-headline this year's (13) Fun Fun Fun Fest in Texas. The hip-hop heavyweights will join rockers Slayer, MGMT, Ice-T, Johnny Marr and reformed Black Flag spin-off Flag, among others at the Austin event in November (08-10Nov13), according to Consequence of Sound.
Fact: Rapper Snoop Dogg has revealed he recorded a track with Michael Jackson prior to the star's death in 2009. The hip-hop star, also known as Snoop Lion, made the revelation during an online chat with fans on Reddit.com, telling them, "Did a song with Michael when he was alive! It's in tha (the) vault."
Quote: "I came home and made friends with guys who wanted to kill me. People from my background, my music background. To show I was the bigger man." Snoop Lion on how a spiritual trip to Jamaica last year (12) made him a better person.
Quote: "It's good to express yourself and talk with somebody who can handle your issues... Look at Tony Soprano. Mother f**ker sat in front of a shrink every week." Snoop Lion on his therapy sessions.
Tweet: "Jus watched Sparkle new version for 1st time wow been n (in) tears half the movie. What an emotional roller coaster great picture wow!!!" Rapper Snoop Dogg broke down watching late superstar Whitney Houston in the recent Sparkle remake.
Fact: The beats for Snoop Lion's new single No Guns Allowed, which features his daughter Cori B and rapper Drake, were supplied by former The Police drummer Stewart Copeland.
Quote: "It's my journey in life... I'm able to open up and take you inside places where I've never been able to talk about - to take you through my days at Death Row Records all the way to where I'm at right now, to be able to know relationships that I had with certain people who aren't here anymore." Snoop Dogg on his new documentary Reincarnated.
Quote: "You know what I did like? That So So Def s**t. That was dope as f**k! I was mad Jd didn't call me. Everybody (was there). I'm mad I didn't get the call! I'm like, 'You know I would've came up there and did that for you (sic)!' That s**t was dope." Hip-hop icon Snoop Dogg would have loved to have been involved in producer pal Jermaine Dupri's So So Def Recordings' 20th anniversary concert, which took place in Atlanta, Georgia, last month (Feb13). Jay Z, Usher, Mariah Carey and Ludacris all made guest appearances, while '90s rap duo Kris Kross, Bow Wow, Nelly and singer Monica also performed.
Quote: "We've done a song for his new album, it's called Torn Apart. We shot the video in Thailand, went on a few elephants, looked around, had great Pad Thai. He didn't get on any elephants, he was scared! But I did!" British pop star Rita Ora showed off her daring side while shooting a new music video with Snoop Dogg.
Quote: "Katt needs some help man. Somebody needs to really sit him down and get him some help. I'm his friend, man... I really wanna see him get some help... before he goes too far. Whoever really got love for Katt that's around him, you need to take him and go get him some help." Rapper Snoop Dogg urges friends of embattled funnyman Katt Williams to help him through a difficult time in his life following a string of legal woes. He was arrested last weekend (02Dec12) following a fight in a Seattle, Washington bar.
Tweet: "Happy c day (sic) to the big homie sean carter aka Jay Z ... We the last 2 soldiers still standing from our era! Jah bless u and ya family." Snoop Dogg sends best wishes to Jay Z as the rapper celebrates his 43rd birthday on Tuesday (04Dec12).
Fact: Snoop Dogg turned the set of his new reggae video La La La into a kid-friendly costume party by inviting children to dress up as their favourite animals. The rapper himself, under his new moniker Snoop Lion, appears as the king of the jungle in the clip, which was directed by Hostel filmmaker Eli Roth.
Fact: Rapper Snoop Dogg has reworked his 2004 hit Drop It Like It's Hot for a new microwaveable snack ad. The song, renamed Pocket Like It's Hot, will now be used to sell Hot Pockets. In the new track, the Gin & Juice hitmaker raps, "Home with kids in the crib ma/Pocket like it's hot…/When the craving's got a hold of you/Pocket like it's hot…/And your munchies get a attitude/Pocket like it's hot…/I've got the pockets in my arms/Setting off smoke alarms/And I eat 'em smoking hot/'Cause I got it goin' on."
Quote: "I'm waiting on Sade." Snoop Dogg on his dream collaboration.
Quote: "My kids can do whatever the hell they want. For me to say otherwise would be hypocritical. A lot of motherf**kers don't have a relationship with their kids, and that's when they get on drugs and have suicidal thoughts and drive drunk. Me and my son is mellow (sic). I'm his father, so I wanna show him the proper way because he looks up to me. What better way to get it than from the master?" Rapper Snoop Dogg has no problems with his son Corde's marijuana use.
Fact: Rapper Snoop Dogg played his first live show under his new name Snoop Lion in Canada on Friday (03Aug12). He adopted the moniker for his reggae album, Reincarnated, after he was appointed the name by a Rastafarian priest during a spiritual awakening in Jamaica in February (12).
Fact: Rapper Snoop Dogg has changed his moniker again to Snoop Lion for his new single La La La - his first reggae release.
Tweet: "Jus (sic) watched thelma n louise a f**kn brilliant movie wow (sic)! Shed a tear at d (the) end!" Rapper Snoop Dogg shows Twitter fans his sensitive side after watching Thelma And Louise.
Fact: Celebrities Jim Carrey, Ed Helms, Alicia Keys and Snoop Dogg were among the stars who helped Napster founder and Facebook.com investor Sean Parker launch his new live social video platform Airtime by demonstrating the technology in New York on Tuesday (05Jun12).
Fact: Snoop Dogg has narrated a new TV documentary which revisits the Los Angeles riots on the 20th anniversary of the unrest, which began when four police officers caught on camera attacking black motorist Rodney King were acquitted by a jury. In the new film Uprising: Hip-Hop & the L.A. Riots, which debuted in America on Tuesday (01May12), King revisits the scene of his beating.
Fact: Rapper Snoop Dogg is launching a new smoke-friendly book called Rolling Words, which will feature the lyrics of some of his greatest hits. The tome's pages will be made from cigarette rolling papers and its spine will contain a striking strip for lighting matches. The hitmaker's project will be released in partnership with advertising agency Pereira & O’Dell.
Tweet: "Keep ya headup (sic) lindsay lohan! Wow! Revoked probation on both cases!" Rapper Snoop Dogg is hoping for the best for the embattled actress.
Fact: Snoop Dogg invited gardener Ian Neale backstage at his concert in Wales on Sunday (09Oct11) after the star was left astounded by his award-winning giant vegetables. The 68 year old gave the rapper tips on how to improve his produce-growing skills after he attended the Cardiff gig, which launched Snoop's world tour.
Tweet: "@SnoopDogg did an epic performance at Vip Room last night! @NickyHilton and I had the best time hanging with him. :)" Paris Hilton enjoyed partying with rap superstar Snoop Dogg in St. Tropez, France.
Quote: "Kate and Wills, oh wow, what a couple. They need to make some babies soon to give the Queen some great grandkids. They're going to be beautiful babies." Rapper Snoop Dogg is hoping British royals the Duke & Duchess Of Cambridge start a family soon.
Quote: "I haven't been given the role that I've really wanted, something with some depth and substance that's completely different to who I am. I'm looking to play a lawyer or a serial killer." Rapper Snoop Dogg wants to add a serious role to his acting resume.
Fact: Legendary soul singer Chaka Khan has teamed up with rapper Snoop Dogg for her new duets album. The duo spent the past weekend (11-12Jun11) in the studio to record tracks for Khan's latest record, which will also include collaborations with rocker Steven Tyler and R&B star Akon.
Fact: Rapper Snoop Dogg treated his wife Shante to a new luxury car to celebrate their 14th wedding anniversary on Sunday (12Jun11).
Quote: "It's a great buddy film. Snoop's a cool guy in school and I'm kind of like the nerd. I cover up my tattoos and everything." Rap newcomer Wiz Khalifa had fun teaming up with Snoop Dogg to film new stoner comedy High School last month (May11).
Quote: "I love her, that's my backbone, the love of my life." Rapper Snoop Dogg gets emotional as he talks about his wife of 13 years, Shante Broadus.
Fact: Snoop Dogg and Rage Against The Machine are to co-headline the biggest music event at the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in almost a decade when the inaugural Rave Out event hits the city. More than 50,000 music fans are expected to fill the venue on 30 July (11), according to the Los Angeles Times. It will be the largest concert at the Coliseum since 2003.
Quote: "I want that album with Dr. Dre so bad. I got a title for it and everything - Break Up to Make Up. I'm all in... But I can't control how Dr. Dre gets down." Hip-hop star Snoop Dogg fears his dreams of recording a joint project with his rap pal will never come to fruition because the producer is too laid back. Dre has been working on Detox, the follow-up to his album 2001, since 1999.
Quote: "I'd love to do a Babygro range and baby house shoes with Beckham." Snoop Dogg dreams of designing children's clothes with his pal David Beckham.
Quote: "He's a brilliant guy. I'm having so much fun just being around him... I love having relationships with different people who aren't the normal, aren't the usual." Snoop Dogg on working on new music with Charlie Sheen.
Fact: Snoop Dogg and Korn's former guitarist Robert Patterson are helping Charlie Sheen create new music for his upcoming My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Death is Not an Option Tour dates. The embattled actor posted a photo of himself working with his musical collaborators on Twitter.com, with the note: "Warlock meets his makers-music makers that is @SnoopDogg @robpatterson666. Get ready to rock the Sheenius within!"
Tweet: "Get ready to rock the Sheenius within!" Troubled actor Charlie Sheen is trying his hand at music after hitting the studio with rap superstar Snoop Dogg on Friday (25Mar11).
Tweet: "Tha tattoo u been waitin 2 c (sic). My bro Nate Dogg by @Misterctoons." Rap superstar Snoop Dogg has had a portrait of his late cousin Nate Dogg inked onto his arm in tribute to the hip-hop star, who died earlier this month (Mar11).
Quote: "She makes good s**t, not like a lot of other garbage being repeated. She's weird as f**k. Who knows, she might have a snake or a knife in her p**sy if you try to get some from her." Snoop Dogg fears Lady Gaga is a monster in the bedroom.
Quote: "Rappers don't need pop artists on our s**t to make us successful, but notice how many pop artists, when they want their records to (do) well, call on somebody from hip-hop to make their s**t work." Snoop Dogg insists rappers give pop acts extra credibility.
Quote: "Donald's saying he wants to run for President. It wouldn't be the first time he pushed a black family out of their home." Snoop Dogg pokes fun at Donald Trump at his Comedy Central Roast on Wednesday night (09Mar11).
Fact: Rapper Snoop Dogg threw his wife Shante Broadus a 35th birthday party to remember on Thursday night (28Oct10) by renting out part of Hollywood's trendy Kress nightclub for a 1920s-themed celebration. The hip-hop star turned up with his wife in a 1920s-style Rolls Royce.
Quote: "I really believe it will take California to another level... I mean, this is the best piece of medicine that they've ever created... There's nothing like medical marijuana." Snoop Dogg is hoping California lawmakers vote to legalise cannabis.
Quote: "I've got Bieber fever... He's the thing. I can see he's the one... He's got star power, he's got know-how, he looks good, he's young, he's the one." Snoop Dogg is a big fan of Justin Bieber.
Fact: Rap icon Snoop Dogg has become the first hip-hop artist to land tracks on the popular video game Rock Band. Eight Snoop Dogg songs, including Drop It Like It's Hot and Who Am I (What's My Name)?, have been added to the latest edition of the game's hitlist, which also features classics by Jimi Hendrix, AC DC and The Who.
Fact: Snoop Dogg will be blowing up a four-ton armoured truck in the Las Vegas desert on Thursday night (19Aug10) to promote new online videogame Mafia Wars: Las Vegas. The Mafia Wars website will stream the action live.
Fact: Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker has enlisted the help of hip-hop stars including Eminem, Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg and T.I. for his upcoming solo album, Can The Drummer Get Some, which is due to hit stores this autumn (10).
Quote: "He was the first rapper I got into, but I never managed to see him live. (My album) Tongue N' Cheek was largely inspired by him." British rapper Dizzee Rascal is looking forward to seeing his idol Snoop Dogg perform at Britain's Glastonbury festival on Friday (25Jun10).
Fact: Snoop Dogg, Noel Gallagher, David Beckham and Ian Brown are all set to appear in a new Star Wars-themed commercial for sportswear label Adidas. The celebrities will recreate a famous scene from Star Wars Episode IV. In the clip, which is to be launched during England's World Cup soccer game against the U.S.A. next Saturday (12Jun10), Snoop Dogg can be seen waving Luke Skywalker's lightsaber.
Quote: "The first time I met Snoop, it was a bit like (U.S. TV show) Lost. The door opens, and in comes the Smoke Monster." Katy Perry jokes about working with rapper Snoop Dogg on her new single California Gurls.
Quote: "Man, I really wanted to meet him. That's one person that they always said that's somebody that you can work with and that ain't here right now." Snoop Dogg wishes his late icon Bob Marley was still alive so they could record music together.
Quote: "I like American Idol. I think I'd be the perfect host to fill in because I understand the dynamics of music and I see stars before they're made. I feel like sometimes they pass on some good people 'cause they don't really have it together that first show." Snoop Dogg wants to join the judging panel of hit TV talent show AMERICAN IDOL.
Quote: "I'd like to start a chain of Snoopamarkets. I'd sell everything. Everything would be under $20." Rap mogul Snoop Dogg has big plans for his own brand of supermarkets.
Fact: Rap superstar Snoop Dogg owns 25 classic cars.
Fact: Glastonbury Festival organiser Michael Eavis is courting rap superstar Snoop Dogg to headline this summer's (10) event following the success of JAY-Z's set at the 2008 concert. U2, Muse and Stevie Wonder currently share top billing at the U.K.'s traditionally rock 'n' roll festival in June (10).
Fact: Snoop Dogg went over to the Dark Side on Thursday (04Feb10) as he launched his new shoe collection inspired by George Lucas' Star Wars films. The rapper showed up with Darth Vader and a team of Stormtroopers to unveil his Adidas Originals X Star Wars Collection at Foot Locker in New York's Times Square.
Quote: "I got tired of hearing that same white lady telling me to 'turn left'." Snoop Dogg on why he agreed to put his voice on navigation system Tom-Tom.
Quote: "Top of the list is The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole. But don't go forgetting Santa Claus Goes to the Ghetto by Snoop, Nate Dogg and Daz. It wouldn't be the season of goodwill without my own A Pimp's Christmas Song featuring Bishop Don 'Magic' Juan either. I'm even partial to a little All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey too." Snoop Dogg's favourite Christmas songs include his own tracks.
Quote: "That old motherf**ker got style... and he's so respected. To know that I can call him right now and he'd answer the phone and we could have a nice conversation - that means the world to me." Snoop Dogg on his odd friendship with iconic movie composer LALO SCHIFRIN.
Quote: "I hear Snoop Dogg might be teaming up with NOEL. If that's the case then I would love to work with LIAM. Their music is tight and we could blend our styles well." Hip-hop star JAY-Z wants to work with Oasis singer Liam Gallagher.
Quote: "It's lovely - who knew that Snoop is madly in love with his wife, you know? We've got a chance to see that in the way his music has grown, so when he comes in to do dialogue over that love theme, it becomes very grown-up and contemporary at the same time." Tough guy rapper Snoop Dogg's latest collaborator, singer Anita Baker, had no clue how romantic he was before hitting the studio with him.
Fact: Rocker Joel Madden turned interviewer on U.S. TV on Tuesday night (19May09) when he sat down to quiz rap superstar Snoop Dogg about his upcoming tour on LAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY.
Fact: Snoop Dogg has recorded a guest spot on Bulgarian singer LILANA's new single. He also makes an appearance in the video.
Fact: Rap superstar Snoop Dogg has been immortalised in wax at Madame Tussaud's. The waxwork will be unveiled at the museum chain's Las Vegas location on Monday (20Apr09).
Quote: "Hell yeah! We'll make some gangsta pop music!" Rapper Snoop Dogg is keen to team up with teen sensation Miley Cyrus.
Quote: "Country musicians are just like us. They smoke weed, get drunk, talk s**t, go to jail. But they just wear the little hats." Snoop Dogg compares country stars to rappers.
Fact: Rapper Snoop Dogg has tapped into Indian culture for a second time, to record another Bollywood-themed track - this time inspired by Oscar-winning movie SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE. The song, I Became a Snoop Dogg Millionaire, follows the tune the star wrote for Indian film Singh is Kinng in 2008.
Fact: Paris Hilton shows off her freestyle rap skills in a forthcoming episode of Snoop Dogg's new MTV variety show DOGG AFTER DARK.
Fact: Rapper Snoop Dogg will be ringing in 2009 in style - he's booked for a New Year's Eve (31Dec08) gig at Los Angeles' House of Blues. The show will end a tough year for the Sunset Strip venue, which has been at the centre of a police crackdown on nightclub violence.
Fact: Gwen Stefani, Snoop Dogg and Dolly Parton are among the stars to have donated memorabilia to the 20th annual Rock for Kids Rock + Roll Charity Auction, which will take place in Chicago, Illinois, on 5 December (08). The sale will raise money for the city's homeless and underprivileged children.
Fact: Rapper Snoop Dogg has teamed up with British dance outfit Massive Attack - for the soundtrack to a new documentary about prisoner MUMIA ABU JAMAL.
Quote: "In all my experiences with him, he's always been a cool guy." Russell Crowe confirms he helped pal Snoop Dogg land an Australian work visa after the rapper's touring plans Down Under were put on hold after officials refused to let him into the country. Victims' groups in Australia called on the government to refuse to allow Snoop entry because of his convictions for drugs and firearms offences. Crowe wrote to immigration bosses, urging them to reconsider a potential Snoop Dogg ban.
Fact: Rapper Snoop Dogg has recorded the theme for upcoming Bollywood film SINGH IS KING, starring AKSHAY KUMAR.
Fact: Lindsay Lohan's upcoming new album will be called SPIRIT IN THE DARK. Her first single, PLAYGROUND, is produced by N.E.R.D. star Pharrell Williams - who has a history of celebrity collaborations including Madonna, Snoop Dogg and Justin Timberlake. The album - Lohan's third - is set for release on 4 November (08).
Fact: Lindsay Lohan's upcoming new album will be called SPIRIT IN THE DARK. Her first single, PLAYGROUND, is produced by N.E.R.D. star Pharrell Williams - who has a history of celebrity collaborations including Madonna, Snoop Dogg and Justin Timberlake. The album - Lohan's third - is set for release on 4 November (08).
Quote: "I was selling like I sold newspapers, only I was making $1,000 a week instead of $50. If you wanted to get money you get into drugs. But when you get into drugs, you get into guns..." Snoop Dogg is not proud of the illegal dealings of his past.
Quote: "Go make a baby so y'all can bring more magic into this world." Snoop Dogg urges newlyweds JAY-Z and Beyonce Knowles to get busy in the bedroom.
Quote: "I don't drink anymore. I just have a medical condition where I need to have medical marijuana... I can't see no good... There's no street weed. I have a license and everything." Snoop Dogg clears up rumours he has given up smoking pot.
Quote: "I didn't see any dogs or cats, but all the food looked like those animals. That threw me off." Snoop Dogg on why he isn't a fan of Europe.
Fact: Rapper Snoop Dogg's youth is to be turned into an animated series for America's Comedy Central cable TV network. Snoop will executive produce the untitled cartoon series.
Fact: Bono, Fergie, Annie Lennox, Snoop Dogg, Mariah Carey, John Legend and Miley Cyrus are among the stars confirmed to take part in reality TV show American Idol's second annual IDOL GIVES BACK charity special next month (Apr08).
Quote: "She's going to have a good time with it. Babies are beautiful, especially having two at one time. I wish her luck." Father-of-three Snoop Dogg congratulates new mother-of-twins JENNIFER LOPEZ.
Quote: "I didn't like Kanye West at first but I'm a fan of his now. I didn't like his ego but that was because of the way the media portrayed him. I got a chance to meet him and discovered he's a great musician and ahead of his time. He's a genius." Hip-hop star Snoop Dogg has been won over by the STRONGER hitmaker's lyrical prowess.
Quote: "I'm not down with the Republican Party or the Democratic Party. I represent the gangsta' party." Hip-hop star Snoop Dogg doesn't have any political allegiances.
Quote: "I'm rich in spirit. I have a rich spirit. I'm rich in soul, not financially, because that doesn't move me. Because money, I can't leave with that. But my legacy and my spirit will be here, you know, even long after I'm gone, and that matters most." Rapper Snoop Dogg insists material goods are unimportant to him.
Quote: "I like the Pittsburgh Steelers but they're not in it, so I'm going to go with the Patriots..." Snoop Dogg places his bets on Sunday's (03Feb08) American football Super Bowl showdown between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants.
Quote: "They would have put me in the Rat Pack. You'd better believe that." Snoop Dogg is confident he would have impressed the late Frank Sinatra with his rapping skills.
Quote: "I love that place. For years, that's my spot. That's why I look so good..., because what you put in is what you get on the outside." Rapper Snoop Dogg credits regular meals at Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles in Los Angeles for his slender figure.
Quote: "Not as much as their mother. Their mother is. Their mother is very strict. But she's the backbone. She's the one who raises the kids, who deals with them seven days a week, so she has to be. So I'm the nice guy." Rapper Snoop Dogg is a laid-back dad to his three kids.
Fact: Snoop Dogg is giving young American footballers the chance to have their own version of the Super Bowl a day before the big event. The sixth annual Snoop Bowl will take place in Chandler, Arizona, on 2 February (08) and will feature the rapper's California youth team, the Snoop Dogg All-Stars, who will compete against a team from Arizona.
Quote: "This is the chance for me to show people that I do things other than go to jail, smoke weed and ...go to jail." Rapper Snoop Dogg explains his reasons for starring in his own reality TV show, SNOOP DOGG'S FATHER HOOD.
Quote: "I like to clean. That's how my mother raised me." Rapper Snoop Dogg is at his happiest when he is doing the household chores.
Fact: Al Gore's 2008 Live Earth concerts, which featured artists including Madonna, Foo Fighters and Snoop Dogg performing in venues across the globe, are to be honoured at a major environmental awards ceremony later this month (27Jan08). They will join Switzerland's Paleo Festival Nyon and Denmark's Roskilde Festival in winning a prize at the Midem Green World Awards in Cannes, France.
Quote: "This aint (sic) the Huxtables! Were a black family with money, but we dont do it like that." Rapper Snoop Dogg makes it clear his family, who feature in upcoming reality TV show SNOOP DOGGS FATHER HOOD, are nothing like THE COSBY SHOW family.
Quote: "I'm hard. I cuss 'em out. But my philosophy is, I pick on them, and then I pick them up. That's what I do, to let them know that I expect more out of them - because they're better than that." Snoop Dogg reveals his tactics in coaching his Little League American football team.
Fact: Snoop Dogg's longtime sidekick BISHOP DON MAGIC JUAN is developing a new dating show with TV prankster Ashton Kutcher, called PIMPIN' AIN'T EASY.
Quote: "I'd like to leap tall buildings while blazing a blunt at the same time." Rapper Snoop Dogg reveals the power he'd like to have if he was superhero 'Snooperman'.
Quote: "I can't control my drugs and gang-banging past. We let THE Beatles into the US, so please let me in here." Rapper Snoop Dogg, who was refused a visa to tour the UK this week (begs27MAR07), pleads his case.
Fact: Don Cheadle recently tore his Achilles heel in a basketball game with rappers Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube.
Fact: Sean Combs and Snoop Dogg have called their upcoming European tour Puff Puff Pass The Snoop.
Quote: "I had a conversation with Minister FARRAKHAN, and he gave me some instructions on what I am and who I am. I'm a leader. I'm a prophet. I didn't know that until he told me." Snoop Dogg is inspired by Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan's wise words.
Quote: "I'm a friend more than a father. I'm the kind to let my kids taste champagne at my birthday - they didn't like it." Snoop Dogg isn't a typical father.
Quote: "When I was younger, I always used to get arrested by black cops, but now they don't f**k with me." Rapper Snoop Dogg only gets arrested by white police officers.
Quote: "It might be Rihanna. I like her. She's short." Rapper Snoop Dogg on who he thinks is the sexiest woman alive.
Fact: Rapper Snoop Dogg is playing chocolate maker WILLY WONKA by giving away a list of goodies to fans who find golden tickets inside copies of his new CD THE BLUE CARPET. Devotees who find the nine golden tickets will win prizes including a $100,000 (GBP55,500) watch and a trip to Hawaii.
Quote: "I don't know what Snoop Dogg was smoking, but I don't think it was catnip." Actress Elizabeth Perkins on the rapper's recent guest appearance on the TV series WEEDS about a suburban mother selling marijuana.
Quote: "I think it was JAY-Z's drink, but I ended up stealing it from him... He was waiting for Beyonce to perform, so I know where his attention was at." Snoop Dogg on stealing JAY-Z's vodka and orange juice at last month's (AUG06) MTV Video Music Awards.
Quote: "A wife is there for the husband when he needs her, then gets on his nerves most of the other time." Rapper Snoop Dogg on marriage to his childhood sweetheart SHANTE.
Quote: "It's a touching movie directed at the women of America because I feel like the women need something from me, and I'm going to give them something." Rapper Snoop Dogg talks about his heartwarming new film A WOMAN'S TOUCH.
Fact: Hip-hop star Snoop Dogg has launched a new official fansite called 4AllMyDoggs. The website boasts concert tickets, memorabilia, as well as news and gossip from the DROP IT LIKE IT'S HOT hitmaker himself.
Quote: <p>"My son's got an iguana and I don't like it. I didn't let him get it, his momma let him get it. It's creepy to me." Snoop Dogg gets the chills around his son's pet reptile. </p>
Quote: <p>"He has been nominated for Nobel Peace Prizes and he's a peaceful guy. He's been accused of murder, and they're trying to execute him, and we just feel his voice should be heard. They should let him live because he's done so many positive things." Rapper Snoop Dogg explains why he's supporting a last-ditch effort to persuade Death Row authorities to give convicted Los Angeles gang leader STANLEY 'TOOKIE' WILLIAMS a stay of execution. The rapper will attend a rally outside San Quentin State Prison tomorrow (19NOV05). Williams has been sentenced to death next month (DEC05). </p>
Fact: <p>BLINK-182 star Travis Barker and socialite Nicole Richie's fiance DJ AM debuted their new, unnamed venture at radio station KROQ's Inland Invasion in California at the weekend (17SEP05). Barker drummed constantly for 30 minutes while AM, real name Adam Goldstein played records by the likes of AC/DC and Snoop Dogg. </p>
Quote: <p>"Gas prices will get so high, they'll start hanging out with Snoop Dogg." Former THE A-TEAM star Mr T takes a comedic look at America's future. </p>