Snoop Dogg becomes Snoop Lion, gets banned from Norway, etc.By John Hendrickson | July 31st, 2012 | 1 Comment »
Snoop Dogg is having a busy week — and it’s only Tuesday.
What with receiving a two-year ban from entering the country of Norway, holding a presser at a Caribbean restaurant to promote his forthcoming documentary, “Reincarnated,” and, in his spare time, (kind of) changing his onstage surname from “Dogg” to “Lion,” the 40-year-old Calvin Broadus seems more omnipresent than ever (think about that one).
This NYT blog post has the scoop, but here are a few context-free quotes to whet your appetite:
“I have always said I was Bob Marley reincarnated”
Editor’s note: Snoop was born 10 years before Bob Marley died.
“I feel I have always been a Rastafari. I just didn’t have my third eye open, but its wide open right now.”
“Rap is not a challenge to me”
“I have always wanted to make a song that could really stand for something”
“I could never make a song called ‘No Guns Allowed’ because I was supposed to be a gangsta.”
Perhaps the most interesting part of this saga is that all of these life changes come not one month after the direct-to-DVD release of his film “Mac & Devin Go To High School” with 24-year-old Wiz Khalifa.
Publicity stunt or epiphany? Do we even care? C’mon, he’s Snoop.