You all know Snoop Dogg, but do you know Snoop Lion? Well you will do soon because they are both one and the same. That's right, you forget about calling the legendary rapper D-O-Double-G, or Dogfather, or Dogghouse, because a trip to Jamaica in January has reportedly changed his way of life and led to him being re-christened by a Rastafarian priest.
So said Snoop Do- sorry, Lion to reporters in New York including News.com.au, "I want to bury Snoop Dogg, and become Snoop Lion. 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." Sure.
The rapper went on to say "There comes a point where you say I done it all, or there isn't much more to do. This was like a rebirth for me. With no disrespect to other rappers, but they can't f*** with me in rap ... I've won every accolade you can get in rap, they call me 'Uncle Snoop' in rap. When you're an uncle, it's time to find something new ... I want to feel like a kid again." Finishing, he said "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 it's wide open right now." Snoop is well known to be a lover of marijuana. We're saying nothing.