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Snoop Lion Admits 'I Used To Be A Pimp' Back In His Dogg Days

09/05/2013 12:12 BST | Updated 09/07/2013 10:12 BST

He’s sold 30 million albums, directed a porn film and been acquitted of murder charges.

Now the rapper turned Rasta artist Snoop Lion has added another string to his controversial resume by revealing he used to be a pimp.

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Although he’s keeping schtum on names, the artist formerly known as Snoop Dogg, claims professional athletes were among those who used his services.

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Snoop Lion has revealed he used to be a pimp. Is anyone surprised?

He told Rolling Stone: “I did a Playboy tour, 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.”

More eyebrows will probably be raised by the fact the 41-year-old’s wife Shante Broadus stood by him during his dabblings in the sex industry.

He praised her for “staying in my corner”.

After 20 years under the Snoop Dogg moniker, the artist marked his conversion to Rastafarianism by changing his name.

Speaking in March, he denied he was trying to ditch his Snoop Dogg tag altogether, however.

"I'm going to always be Snoop Dogg. I can't throw that person away and get rid of him.

"To me, the Lion is the growth of Snoop Dogg - me growing into the next phase of my musical career, the next phase of my life. But at the same time, I can never get rid of who I am.

"I'm an East Side Long Beach Rollin 20s Crip, first and foremost ... I'm Snoop Doggy Dogg, then I'm Snoop Dogg, then I'm Snoop Lion. But it's all the same."

Sure thing, Snoop.

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