Snoop Dogg changes his name to Snoop Lion

The rapper formerly known as Snoop Dogg has decided to go by the name Snoop Lion instead. This revelation comes after a trip to Jamaica, where he says he experienced a ‘rebirth’ while recording his latest album, Reincarnated. Adopting a new reggae style, Snoop, 40, was quoted as saying, “I have always said I was Bob Marley reincarnated. I have always been a Rastafari.” Born Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr., this would not be the first time his persona was renovated (he was previously known as Snoop Doggy Dogg), but does this mean the Snoop we know and love is gone forever? Not at all. This new name may bring with it a few changes, but Snoop reassures his fans, “I could never become Snoop Lion, if I wasn’t Snoop Dogg first.” ~Morgan Bates

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  1. eldon • August 2, 2012 @ 8:49 AM

    who cares! is this what constitutes as news these days? wtf!

  2. Amanda • August 2, 2012 @ 9:14 AM

    Duh Eldon, it’s a celebrity news site, yeah it’s news. Anyway, I think it’s ridiculous. Snoop Lion. (Rolling my eyes).

  3. Spongebob • August 2, 2012 @ 9:17 AM

    Snoop Lion just doesn’t have the same ring to it…and you can’t just switch species like that…from dog to cat! He will always snoop doggy dogg in my books

  4. Anonymous • August 2, 2012 @ 9:17 AM

    Sounds like he just smoked a little too much of the good stuff in Jamaica

  5. Bob • August 2, 2012 @ 9:19 AM

    He seriously needs to make up his mind and stop changing his name.

  6. Paige • August 2, 2012 @ 9:26 AM

    I agree with Spongebob.. Snoop Lion just doesn’t sound as great. Bad choice.

  7. Alycia • August 2, 2012 @ 9:29 AM

    Seriously…you can’t just change your name to Snoop Lion when your career is almost over. Snoopy Doggy Dogg to Snoop Dogg is one least its still nearly the same. Soon he’s going to actually go by “The artist formerly known as Snoop” because no-one will be able to keep all of the names straight.

  8. Jake • August 2, 2012 @ 9:40 AM

    First Mos Def, now this. I just don’t get it. He probably just assumes that everybody is still going to recognize him from “Snoop” alone. Still, seems like a ridiculous career decision.

  9. Laura.R • August 2, 2012 @ 9:53 AM

    I think Snoop’s career is going down the drain so he needed a way to get his name back in the media.. literally. Haha. Bad idea though – seriously.

  10. Anonymous • August 2, 2012 @ 2:04 PM

    Maybe hes gone queer, dandy lion, sounds better… Changed his name to get into country who hate poopa dag.

  11. C-Dub • August 2, 2012 @ 2:38 PM

    Prince does it often. Puff Daddy did it a few times. I guess why not. Soon, like Puff, he will just be Calvin, like Sean is lol. They come full circle.

  12. karyn • August 2, 2012 @ 3:10 PM

    Whatever Snoop, Your still an animal no matter what you want to call yourself, Lion, Dogg, Lyin Dog, High-Enna.Let the rebirth begin!!

  13. yvon fortin • August 2, 2012 @ 6:39 PM

    he should of call himself snoop poop instead

  14. Suneagle • August 2, 2012 @ 8:21 PM

    *Rolling eyes* …. I have nothing to say…

  15. Nobody Important • August 2, 2012 @ 11:31 PM

    He should change his name to Snoop FAIL.

  16. LuvMyVamps! • August 3, 2012 @ 4:27 AM

    Now that’s one Kool-Kat! I’m kinda diggin’ the whole Snoop-Lion thang… ROAR!!!

  17. LOL • August 3, 2012 @ 9:13 AM

    Lol next up Snoopy…I guess he’s now officially a half-breed of dog and cat….

  18. halfrican • August 3, 2012 @ 11:57 AM

    i think he literally done smoked himself retarded, what a shame snoop

  19. LuvMyVamps! • August 3, 2012 @ 3:50 PM

    LMAO!@ LOl Snoopy…

    As for halfrican.

    Change is good!

  20. Chanda • August 4, 2012 @ 2:57 PM

    That sounds stupid. Why not just go with Snoop if you want to change it. Snoop Lion, oh that’s catchy, NOT.

  21. NummyNum • August 5, 2012 @ 2:14 AM

    Lookin’ more like Snoop Doggy Doo to me.

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