Hip-Hop Star Snoop Lion Proclaims Pro Athlete Pimp Past

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterMay 9, 2013

NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 02:  Rapper Snoop Dogg attends GBK and DirecTV Celebrity Beach Bowl Thank You Lounge at DTV SuperFan Stadium at Mardi Gras World on February 2, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images For DirecTV)
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Snoop Lion, formerly Snoop Dogg, claims he was once a pimp to professional athletes, and now our interest has been officially piqued. 

The rap star divulged a rather sordid past to Rolling Stone, one that allegedly involves various unnamed athletes.  

Because we like to keep keep things family-friendly, you will need to use your imagination in what is an extremely candid and colorful interview from Snoop, who goes over the details of his pimp past from 2003:

I did a Playboy tour, and I had a bus follow me with 10 [women] on it. I could fire a [woman], [expletive] a [woman], get a new ho: It was my program. City to city, titty to titty, hotel room to hotel room, athlete to athlete, entertainer to entertainer.

You can read the exact quote on Rolling Stone, which includes beautiful prose that any wordsmith would be proud to call his own, but it gets better:

If I'm in a city where where the Denver Broncos or the Nuggets play, I get a couple of they players to come hang out, pick and choose, and whichever one you like comes with a number. A lot of athletes bought [women] from me. 

Again, Snoop is careful to leave out any names and specifics that would put some athletes in rather perilous situations. Still, we are now hoping for a future Snoop autobiography at some point. 

It's also important to note Snoop was a pimp with a heart of gold, because all proceeds went to the women, allegedly:

I'd act like I'd take the money from the [expletive], 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 [women] to match. I said, '[Expletive] it—I'm finna do it.

As noted, his wife, Shante Broadus, has stayed by his side during wild days that included partying and pimping:

My wife had to take a backseat to this [expletive]. And I love her to this day because she coulda shook out on a [expletive], but she stayed in my corner. So when I decided to let it go, she was still there.

A true love story. 

Snoop has long been a sports fan and one who claimed pimp status, but we never thought there would be actual tales of the two worlds colliding in one colorful display. 

Go ahead and discuss the particulars among yourselves in the comments section, because I know you may have a thought, or maybe a few. 

It seems that back in 2003, hanging with Snoop Dogg was, um, quite the eventful undertaking. 


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