Snoop Lion seems to like spelling out words, so we'll help out the D.O.G.G. and self-proclaimed P.I.M.P. and do it for him: M.I.S.O.G.Y.N.Y.
The rapper recently had an interview with Rolling Stone that's sure to anger feminists everywhere. He revealed that he wasn't just rhyming about being a pimp on his 2003 track with 50 Cent, but actually did work as one. Talking about his former days as a real-life pimp, Snoop immediately declared that he dreamed as a kid of "having cars and clothes and b*tches to match." And then it just went downhill from there...
Snoop's short-lived pimping days initially started in the early 2000s, when he collaborated with Playboy on a project. "I put an organization together. I did a Playboy tour, and I had a bus follow me with 10 bitches on it. I could fire a b*tch, f**k a b*tch, get a new ho: it was my program," he boasted. "I'd act like I'd take the money from the b*tch, but I'd let her have it," he says. "It was never about the money; it was about the fascination of being a pimp."
The worst part about all this was that Snoop was married at the time. He admitted that his current wife of 15 years, Shante, had to "take a backseat to all of this."
"And I love her to this day because she coulda shook out on a n**ga, but she stayed in my corner. So when I decided to let it go, she was still there," he said. That's love, we guess...
It turns out Shante didn't stay in his corner at one point, though. Back in 2006, he revealed that his brief 2004 divorce spat was a direct result of his pimping lifestyle. She was aware that he was the boss of a secret gang of California hookers, but reportedly had enough when he showed up in person to accept the Bishop Don Magic Juan Lifetime Achievement Award at a "Players Ball" in Chicago. Snoop said he decided at that point that his marriage was more important than his lifestyle.
"I had a b*tch on every exit from the 10 freeway to the 101 freeway 'cause b*tches would recruit for me," he said. "I had enough. That pimping s*it was cool... but I'm into the family."
Given the hot water Rick Ross got into recently for his lyrics about drugging a woman and taking her home, it's somewhat surprising that more people haven't expressed outrage over Snoop's misogynistic comments. Then again, it could be hard to take a weed-obsessed cartoon character seriously... the guy did actually changed his long-standing moniker to Snoop Lion, after all.
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