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Snoop Dogg/Lion, Pimp Past Carefully Crafted Image?

Snoop Dogg or Lion as he has taken to calling himself, has revealed to Rolling Stone magazine, that he was a pimp in the late 1990’s and early 2000. The rapper, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, told editor Jonah Weiner:

“I did a Playboy tour, and I had a bus follow me with ten bitches on it. I could fire a bitch, fuck a bitch, get a new ho: It was my program. City to city, titty to titty, hotel room to hotel room, athlete to athlete, entertainer to entertainer.” 

But apparently this upstanding dude didn’t keep the money:
 
“I’d act like I’d take the money from the bitch, but I’d let her have it,” he says. “It was never about the money; it was about the fascination of being a pimp . . . As a kid I dreamed of being a pimp, I dreamed of having cars and clothes and bitches to match. I said, ‘Fuck it – I’m finna do it.’
 
And through it all, his (ahem) , loyal wife Shante stayed with him. And they have 3 children. What’s even weirder, is that in the early 2000’s is when Snoop had the greatest successes with his musical career selling over 4 million records. Looks an awful lot like the pimp persona was for show.  Wonder is the so called ‘bitches’, knew they were part of an apparent ( and pathetic) image branding exercise?
 
Another question is – why exactly are major award and tv shows drinking the cool aid? Hello MTV! Hello Donald Trump!
 
photo: Snoop Dogg