Celebrities understand that sometimes you can’t always work with what you were born with. That’s why Madonna shortened her name, and Snoop Dogg ditched Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. all together.
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But through a spiritual rebirth, the rapper has found a higher calling as a Rastafari. In his new album, Reincarnated, Snoop will expose his Bob Marley-infused reggae sound and new name–Snoop Lion.
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“I went to the temple, where the High Priest asked me what my name was, and I said, ‘Snoop Dogg’. And he looked me in my eyes and said, ‘No more. You are the light; you are the lion.’
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Before you judge the king of the jungle, check out the tamed names behind some of today’s hottest celebrities including Natalie Portman, Lana Del Rey, Jamie Foxx, Beyonce, and Nicki Minaj …
“Snoop Lion” (Photo By Stephen Dunn)