Rapper Snoop Dogg has handed over the $45,000 (GBP22,500) deposit for his performance at the upcoming Exotic Erotic Ball in San Francisco, California over to charity. Officials at The Healing Circle, which aids survivors of homicide and victims of inner city violence, have benefitted from the windfall. Hip-hop producer J.T. The Bigga Figga, who helped broker the donation, admits he was impressed with how generous Snoop Dogg was once he'd done his research on the charity. J.T. says, "Snoop can take the easy way and give to some big popular charity with a hundred other celebrities. But that's not what Snoop is about. "Snoop is about making sure that charity is really charity, that money really goes to the communities. He is all about neighbourhoods. He's about acknowledging them, educating them and helping to fix their problems." Snoop, real name Calvin Broadus, will perform at the Exotic Erotic Expo on Friday night (14Sep07) and then return on Saturday (15Sep07) when he will join porn star Tera Patrick and Danny Bonaduce as judges of the ball's Costume Contests.