Snoop Lion has been going through a lot of changes lately, changing his name from Snoop Dogg, and switching gears from rapping to reggae. Along with all the changes, he talks about one that he made back in 2003 — when he was a pimp.
Yes, back when Snoop was on the Playboy tour in 2003, it seems that he actually was a playboy. While traveling by bus he’d have another bus following behind, and filled with women that would be available to those who could pay the price, usually high-profile athletes.
“If I’m in a city where the Denver Broncos or the Denver Nuggets play, I get a couple of the players to come hang out, pick and choose, and whichever [girl] you like. A lot of athletes bought from me,” he told Rolling Stone magazine when speaking of his past.
But the biggest question that always comes to mind when the subject comes up is: how were the girls treated? And while Snoop says that he’s always “dreamed of being a pimp,” there were some things he did differently than most.
“I’d act like I’d take the money from the [girl], but I’d let her have it. 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 [girls] to match.”
But forget about what the rest of us think. What did his wife, who was with him at the time, think about it?
“I love her to this day because she coulda shook out,” Snoop says. “But she stayed in my corner. So when I decided to let it go, she was still there.”