It's official: Snoop Dogg's just renamed himself... To Snoop Lion.
No, we're not kidding. The rapper just held a press conference in New York confirming the news he will now be known as Snoop Lion instead of Snoop Dogg.
"I didn't know that until I went to the temple, where the High Priest asked me what my name was, and I said, 'Snoop Dogg.' And he looked me in my eyes and said, 'No more. You are the light; you are the lion.' From that moment on, it's like I had started to understand why I was there," Snoop explained during the press call.
Snoop's forthcoming album, Reincarnated, is said to fall in line with his spiritual rebirth, and will showcase his reggae side, as opposed to the rap side we've grown accustomed to.
“I have always said I was Bob Marley reincarnated. I feel I have always been a Rastafari. I just didn’t have my third eye open, but its wide open right now."
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