I'm not a fan of Snoopy Doggy Dog sorry Snoop Lion. Wait, let me rephrase that....... I was his fan in the 90s when he first came out with 'Snoopy Doooggy Dog, tatatara' 'Gin and juice' Rap was new, his rap was smooth and I was a late teenager who had no other cares than boys and books.
But as his videos got more lewd, and his drug/weapon arrests became a monthly affair, I quickly dissociated myself from him and for a long time I told anyone who had ears to hear, that I was waiting for him to 'Come out on his HIV status'.
Last week, DBF showed me the video below and my walls came crumbling down. Call me a mushy nanny goat :)
Shante Taylor is Snoop's high school sweetheart. They got married in 97. Nearly divorced in 2004 and renewed their vows again in 2008. They are blessed with 3 kids.
About the near-divorce Snoop says:
"I was going to split up with my wife. My wife wasn't going to split up with me. You know, I was caught up. I was caught up with Hollywood, all the girls and the nightlife ...
I thought I was the man, and I was willing to give up what I had at home for that until I realized that what I had at home was irreplaceable. So I gave that up to go back home."
Source: Tim Nudd. "Snoop Dogg: My Home Life is 'Irreplaceable.'" People.com. 12/22/2007.
Snoop is not be my ideal, I dont think I can cope with his brand of madness, but Shante's loyalty makes me believe there is indeed somebody for everybody.