Snoop Dogg unveils his Hollywood 'Walk of Fame' star in the most Snoop Dogg way ever
It's hard to believe Snoop Dogg hadn't been given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame before yesterday, but we're happy to announce the big moment finally happened on Monday.
Rather than do a stereotypical, gushing speech, the rapper accepted the honour in the most Snoop way possible. By this, we mean that mainly, he had one person he wanted to thank: himself.
The Young, Wild & Free star kept things humble in his acceptance speech, basically giving a shout out to himself for being so awesome.
"I want to thank me for believing in me, I want to thank me for doing all this hard work," he said. "I wanna thank me for taking no days off. I wanna thank me for never quitting. I want to thank me for trying to do more rights than wrong, I want to thank me for just being me at all times. Snoop Dogg, you a bad motherf***er."
Let his overly modest speech be a lesson to all of us: Always remember to love yourself as much as Snoop loves Snoop.
During the milestone ceremony on Hollywood Blvd, the hitmaker shared smiles with his family, who had come to watch him be immortalised, this including wife Shante Taylor. He was also given moving tributes by Dr. Dre, Quincy Jones and Jimmy Kimmel.
The Drop It Like It's Hot rapper did eventually get around to thanking a few other people too though. In the end, the 47-year-old made sure to show appreciation to the people - aside from him - who helped him get that star: the fans.
"I’ve been coming to Hollywood for a long time, looking down at these stars and just imagining what it would be like to be down there one day," he told the crowd. "And it’s a great feeling to look out here and see all the people who really make me who I am: the fans."
In addition, he took a moment to show gratitude to Dr. Dre, who kickstarted his career by signing him to Death Row Records in 1992.
"Dr. Dre believed in me when I really wasn’t nothing and I’mma say that because I mean that ’cause I really didn’t know what I wanted to do," Snoop said. "When Dr. Dre gave me the opportunity, he didn’t look at me like somebody that was less than him. He looked at me like an equal and we always been brothers from that day."
He continued: "When you dealin’ with a star and you coming in as a nobody, it’s easy for the star to down look you or play you low, but for him to look at me even, that’s why we never said no to each other to this day because we always look at each other as brothers. Dr. Dre, I want to tell you I love you, cuz, for being my brother through hard times, real times and good times."
Naww, isn't that lovely? Congratulations, Snoop! You deserve your star.