Snoop Dogg Changes Name to Snoop Lion After ‘Spiritual Awakening’ in Jamaica

Published:1:10 pm EDT, July 31, 2012| Updated:6:29 pm EDT, July 31, 2012|

Snoop Dogg went to Jamaica to re-invent himself and record a reggae album. He ended up having a "spiritual awakening" with Rastafarian priests who renamed him Snoop Lion. I want to start cracking jokes about this, I really do, but I can't say anything that will come close to the Snoopmeister himself. So Instead I'll quote Snoop Lion at length:

I want to bury Snoop Dogg, and become Snoop Lion. I didn't know that until 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.' From that moment on, it's like I had started to understand why I was there. I have always said I was Bob Marley reincarnated. I feel I have always been a Rastafari. I just didn’t have my third eye open, but its wide open right now.

Glorious. Just glorious. I love you, Snoop. I know you're talking about how you just changed so much and all, but ... well, never change. In these tough economic times where people are truly struggling, it's so nice to have you around to distract us from all that with your exquisite words. You're a saint.

Check out the video above for a glimpse at Snoop's spiritual journey.

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