We’ll give you a hint. It’s an animal name. It’s not a cat. It’s not a goldfish. And it’s certainly not a hippopotamus.
It’s a lion. Yes. Snoop Dogg is no longer. From now on, you can only refer to him as ‘Snoop Lion.’
Snoop, whose real name is Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr., says he’s done with rap and is moving on to reggae. This from News.com.au:
“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.’
“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.
“When I make records I like to come from the heart. On this particular project, I had no plans on going to Jamaica, making a reggae record. The spirit called me. And, you know, anytime the spirit calls you, you gotta know that it’s serious.
“I basically let them know what I want. It’s not that I want to become Snoop Dogg in a reggae track … I want to bury Snoop Dogg and become Snoop Lion.”
And speaking of celebs who have changed their names….
Bob Dylan was born Robert Allen Zimmerman