Rapper Snoop Dogg has changed his name to…..Drumroll, please……..Snoop Lion.
While Snoop (Lion?) was in Jamaica working on a three-part project (a reggae album, documentary and coffee table photo book) he underwent a “spiritual and artistic rebirth,” which prompted him to change his name.
“I have always said I was Bob Marley reincarnated,” Snoop, 40, told reporters at a news conference. “I have always been a Rastafari.”
Marley’s son, Rohan, reportedly gave his blessing at the news conference, which was held at Miss Lily’s, a Caribbean restaurant in New York.
But don’t worry. Because I know you were. Snoop is planning on turning his back on his rap roots completely.Â Â ”I could never become Snoop Lion if I wasn’t Snoop Dogg first.”