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Snoop Dogg Was Literally Once A Pimp

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Snoop Dogg/Lion at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards (Photo: Christine N. Ziemba/LAist)
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Snoop Dogg is one of many rappers who's called himself a pimp. Even if it's just code for "hey, I'm a badass," self-identifiying as such is pretty common in the hip-hop game.

But it turns out that when Snoop says it, he isn't taking artistic liberties -- at one point in his multi-faceted career, he was actually a literal pimp. In an interview with Rolling Stone, he opened up about the details:

"I put an organization together...I did a Playboy tour, and I had a bus follow me with ten bitches on it. I could fire a bitch, fuck a bitch, 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."

As if that's not enough, he then gets specific as to what kind of individuals used his services. Because Snoop wasn't running some sort of escort agency for the common John -- he was a pimp to the stars:

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"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 pussy from me."

But if there's one thing that Snoop is known for, it's his bleeding heart. To that end, he wasn't really a particularly good pimp, because he let the women who worked for him keep the money they earned:

"I'd act like I'd take the money from the bitch, but I'd let her have it...It was never about the money; it was about the fascination of being a pimp."

Now that is some heartwarming shit.

Snoop Dogg, of course, recently changed his name to Snoop Lion after recording a reggae album.