Queen Elizabeth prevented the Hip Hop legend from being ousted in the 90s
Who would have thought that the Queen would intervene and help Snoop Dogg from being ousted? Well, it’s actually true. Queen Elizabeth prevented the Hip Hop legend from getting thrown out of the UK in 1994.
In a recent interview with DJ Whoo, Snoop, who’s real name is Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr, recounted the entire incident. While Snoop was on tour in the UK promoting his debut album Doggystyle, a British tabloid demanded lawmakers to send him back to the U.S.
“They had a picture of me on the front [of the newspaper]…there was like, ‘kick this evil bastard out.’” At the time, the “Gin and Juice” rapper was facing a first degree murder charge. Snoop and his then bodyguard were charged after a man was shot in Los Angeles, CA back in 1993. The charge was later dropped in 1996.
“…But guess who came to my defense? Just take a guess,” Snoop recalled. “The Queen said, ‘This man has done nothing in our country, he can come. When the Queen speaks, bow down.” He went on to say: “That’s Harry and William’s grandmother, you dig? You think they weren’t there, saying, ‘Grandma, please let him in, grandma. He’s OK. We love his music.’ ‘You know Harry, I’ll let him in for you. He’s not so bad after all and he’s quite cute’… The queen, that’s my gal.”
Speaking of Snoop’s debut album, the Hip Hop icon recently finalized a deal to purchase Death Row Records, the label that launched his rap career. Included in the deal is the label’s recording catalog. According to Complex, part of the acquisition includes Snoop’s 1993 album Doggystyle and his 1996 project Tha Doggfather.