Snoop Dogg threw his son, Cordell Broadus, a huge birthday party with a Coming To America — Zamunda theme that was fit for a king. According to the latest report by TMZ, Snoop Dogg wanted to recreate the dance scene from the Eddie Murphy movie for his son’s 18th birthday — and he did it to a tee.
TMZ even has footage of the crazy bash. In the video, Snoop’s son is dressed like a king sitting on his mighty throne as his parents stand proudly behind him. As the music thumps and the women shake their hips, his son, Cordell, sits there as if he is patiently awaiting the arrival of a beautiful woman to make her presence. It’s an almost exact copy of the dramatic scene in the Coming To America movie.
Some people won’t get this, but if you are an African-American person over the age of 30, then you will no doubt remember the movie Coming To America starring Eddie Murphy. The movie was a big hit in the black community because it offered tremendous comedy, good music, and beautiful black women.
Anyone who watched the movie remembers the dance scene in particular. The music and the dancers were hot, the moves and the gyrations were seductive, and the hilarious vocals added just the right layer of drama and comedy.
Snoop Dogg isn’t the first to do this. The Coming To America dance scene has been recreated and has been making its presence in weddings and wedding receptions all around the country for the last two decades. Kandi Burruss, of the Real Housewives of Atlanta, recently added aspects of the Coming To America dance scene to her wedding. She stated that it was more than just recreating the dance scene. For her, it was more about making a connection with Africa.
“We first had a real conversation in Africa. So I wanted to do something inspired by Africa for the wedding.”
You can view Kandi’s Coming To America themed wedding here at around 3:27.
Coming To America was released on June 29, 1988, starring Eddie Murphy, James Earl Jones, and Arsenio Hall. The film tells the story of Prince Akeem of Zamunda, who is forced to participate in an arranged marriage, until he decides to break the tradition by coming to America to find his own bride. Coming To America was written by Eddie Murphy and David Sheffield.
The original tribal dance scene from the movie can be viewed here.
So, the question is: what comes next for Snoop Dogg’s son? Was this his way of introducing his son to the world of sex and women, as was the case in the movie? Or is this just big, gaudy fun? Visit TMZ to see Snoop’s video.