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A Doggy Dogg World: Snoop Wants TV Rap Talent Search

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It's hard to say what's better -- Snoop's announcement that he'd like to do a reality show to find the next great rap star, or the way that the press conference at which he made said announcement was reported by British newspaper The Guardian:

The 39-year-old singer, who is in the UK to promote the launch of his 11th studio album Doggumentary, said that although he thought X Factor and American Idol were "great shows", he felt there was space in the market for a televised talent contest "straight directed to the hood … at people with no money, just talent".

Snoop, who was in the UK to promote his new album Doggumentary, didn't stop by titillating international press with his wily urban slang. To add a taste of the good old U. S. of A. to his PR tour, he took reporters to one of his favorite places:

At possibly the most politically incorrect press conference ever seen on these shores, the rapper kept assembled journalists waiting in a private gentleman's club in central London for almost an hour, before appearing on stage amid clouds of smoke and a bevy of skimpily-clad pole dancers. Sipping an unidentified beverage from a Union Jack mug, Snoop Dogg (born Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr) wore sunglasses throughout as he fielded questions.

Never change, Snoop.