Snoop Lion, formerly Snoop Dogg, says he was once a pimp.
He is keeping the details to himself, but in an interview with Rolling Stone, who seem to be able to get people to admit all sorts of things, the newly incarnated Rasta artist came right out and said that back in 2003:
“I put an organization together. I did a Playboy tour, and I had a bus follow me with ten b*****s on it. I could fire a b***h, f**k a b***h, get a new h*: It was my program. ”
Seemingly proudly of this previously unknown — publicly, at least — addition to his resume, Lion continued:
“City to city, t***y to t***y, hotel room to hotel room, athlete to athlete, entertainer to entertainer.”
Snoop, who has also directed a porn movie in his time and been acquitted of murder charges, went on to reveal:
“If I’m in a city where the Denver Broncos or the Nuggets play, I get a couple of [their] players to come hang out, pick and choose, and whichever one you like comes with a number. A lot of athletes have bought p***y from me.”
With 30 million album sales to his name, it does perhaps seems odd to — well, everyone — why he felt a need to ‘pimp up’ back in his pre-Rasta days.
Lion has a ready answer.
“I’d act like I’d take the money from the b***h, but I’d let have it. It was never about the money; it was about the fascination of being a pimp.”
Terrifyingly, he adds: “As I kid I dreamed of being a pimp, I dreamed of having cars and clothes and b*****s to match. I said, ‘F**k it – I’m finna do it.”
As ‘generous’ as Lion’s refusal to take the money undoubtedly was, for anyone wondering what his wife, Shante Broadus, made of his ‘hobby, he has reassuring words of their continuing marital bliss:
“My wife had to take a backseat to this seat,” said the man who describes himself as an “East side Long Beach Rollin 20s Crip.”
“And I love her to this day because she coulda shook out on a n***a, but she stayed in my corner. So when I decided to let it go, she was still there.”
Who says romance is dead?