By Fred L. Jones, Jr.
Eagle Staff Writer
It was a tough trip for Snoop Dogg coming to Tulsa, Oklahoma last week. Just one day earlier he buried one of his best friends in the entertainment industry the late Nipsy Hustle. Snoop Dogg spoke at the homegoing service only 24 hours before coming to Tulsa.
Only a true professional entertainer could do what Snoop Dogg did for Tulsa, not only did he perform at the BOK Center but he also did an impromptu set at Tulsa’s Roosevelt Diner (formerly The Full Moon Restaurant).
Snoop married his high school sweetheart, Shante Taylor, on June 12, 1997. They have three children together: sons Cordé (born August 21, 1994) and Cordell (born February 21, 1997), who quit football to pursue a career as a film maker, and daughter Cori (born June 22, 1999) Snoop also has a son from a relationship with Laurie Holmond, Julian Corrie Broadus (born 1998). He is a first cousin of R&B singers Brandy and Ray J, and WWE professional wrestler Sasha Banks. In 2015 Snoop became a grandfather, as his eldest son, Cordé Broadus, had a son with his girlfriend, Jessica Kyzer.
Since the start of his career, Snoop has been an avowed cannabis smoker, making it one of the trademarks of his image. In 2002, he announced he was giving up cannabis for good; that did not last long and in 2013, he claimed to be smoking approximately 80 cannabis blunts a day. He has been certified for medical cannabis in California to treat migraines since at least 2007.
Snoop Dogg has stood the test of time and been a great asset to the music industry world-wide. Tulsa, Oklahoma appreciates Snoop’s love for our city and, salutes his professionalism as one of the greatest Rappers ever. For more information on Snoop Dogg logon to: www.snoopdogg.com.