Think you know everything about Snoop Dogg? Think again, we searched the Internet and we found “10 things you didn’t know about Snoop Dogg.” Some the things will shock and surprise you.
- Snoop Dogg’s real name is Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. His parents nicknamed him “Snoopy,” which caught on as a lifelong moniker.
- Snoop Dogg married his high school sweetheart, Shante Taylor. They wed in 1997 and nearly divorced in 2004 before renewing their vows. The couple is still together with three teenage children.
- Unlike many rappers, Snoop comes by his gang credentials honestly. Snoop is a former member of the Rollin’ 20 Crips. He now actively speaks out in favor of gun control.
- Snoop tried to stop smoking marijuana in 2002. It didn’t stick. Now he admits to smoking up to 80 blunts per day.
- Snoop’s arrest record is extensive. He’s been arrested in several different countries for possession of various drugs (including cannabis and cocaine) with intent to sell.
- Snoop has a couple of famous relatives. His cousins include Brandy Norwood, Ray J, and Nate Dogg.
- Snoop likes to mix up his musical influences. Although he is primarily a rapper, he’s also recorded reggae and country albums.
- Snoop Dogg has created several alter egos throughout his career. The most notorious ones are known as “Snoop Lion,” “Snoopzilla,” and (most recently) “Snoop Todd,” a white guy who fancies himself a ladies’ man.
- Australia banned Snoop from its borders in 2007 on character grounds, citing his various criminal convictions. The ban was lifted in 2008.
- Snoop Dogg is rumored to have an IQ of 147, which would qualify him as a genius.
Did you know any of these facts or were you surprised?
One more fact to share with you, Snoop Dogg will be the headliner for Calibash, the biggest concert of the year. Be ready to “Drop It Like It’s Hot” on January 24th at Staples Center. Buy your tickets on AXS.com, but be quick because they will sell fast!