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Snoop Dogg announced he has hired his wife, Shante Broadus, as his new manager.

"Shante has been guiding my career behind the scenes from day one," said Snoop, who is best known for his 1993 debut album, Doggystyle.

"She has always been my final gut check with all my decisions, and I wouldn't be where I am today without her. I am grateful to have her as my official manager, helping to build the Snoop Dogg empire together."

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Snoop married Shante Taylor on June 12, 1997. They share three children -- sons Corde, 26, and Cordell, 24, and daughter Cori, 21.

Snoop and Shante's marriage has endured the test of time, despite rampant rumors of cheating and outside babies. The couple nearly divorced in 2004 after she learned of his outside child, a son named Julian Corrie Broadus, who was born in 1998.

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Shante's appointment as her husband's new manager comes ahead of her first book, "Paid the Cost to be the Boss Lady."

Shante issued a statement about her new gig.

"The industry at large is seeing a major shift in more representation of Black women in key executive roles. I am excited to enter this official position, helping to further expand Snoop’s wide-ranging empire. I have been by Snoop's side for over two decades, so together with the rest of the team, our goal is to strengthen Snoop’s legacy as a brand with the loyalty and trust of our guidance that has made Snoop who he is today."

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The serial entrepreneur and philanthropist is the founder of Boss Lady Entertainment (BLE). She got her start by managing Snoop's early career. Shante will oversee Snoop's full portfolio of business ventures and investments.

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Snoop Dogg's daughter, Cori Broadus, said her struggle with colorism and bullying led to a suicide attempt at age 13.

Cori, 21, said she suffered from depression and nearly took her own life after being called "fat and ugly" since she was a child.

"I grew up with two light skinned brothers... and I was the only chocolate one. I was overweight, I got lupus at six," she said.

"People used to always talk about me, 'You're fat, you're ugly, you're dark, you're this, you're that.' And I used to cry. At 13, I was ready to die. Just so sad, crying to my mom like, 'I'm so ugly, why did you have me? Why do I look like this? Why don't I look like my brothers?' It was just so many why, why, why's."

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Cori said having wealthy parents and material things didn't lessen the pain she felt from being bullied about her body image disturbance issues.

"Just because you have money and just because you're able to do certain things that other people can't do, that doesn't mean you don't have a heart, a mind, a soul. I go through it just like everybody else. It don't matter cause my dad is rich, I drive a Toyota Corolla and I am content."

Mental health experts say most people who have suicidal thoughts do not go on to attempt suicide. But suicidal ideations are a risk factor for suicide.

Expressing suicidal thoughts publicly means they may already be in the planning stage, and intervention is necessary.

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Cori, 2nd from left, is pictured with her father Snoop Dogg, her mom Shante Broadus, right, and brother Cordell Broadus, left, at the ceremony honoring Snoop Dogg with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 19, 2018 in Hollywood, California.

If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. A trained crisis worker is available 24/7.
 

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Snoop Dogg's daughter, Cori Broadus, opened up about having suicidal thoughts in a post on Instagram over the weekend.

Cori, 21, shared a series of photos that show her having a romantic seaside picnic with a friend.

In the post caption, Cori explained that she nearly took her own life in the last few weeks. She said her family and social media followers gave her "a purpose to live & helped me realize Iife is much more than materialistic things..."

"The last few weeks my mental has not been so great at one point I tried to end my life but you & my family really give me a purpose to live & helped me realize Iife is much more than materialistic things & you gotta just keep pushing through the bullshit. THANK YOU... #mentalhealthawareness."

Although Cori changed her mind about ending her life, she is not out of the woods yet.

Mental health experts say most people who have suicidal thoughts do not go on to attempt suicide. But suicidal ideations are a risk factor for suicide.

Expressing suicidal thoughts publicly means they may already be in the planning stage, and intervention is necessary.

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Cori, 2nd from left, is pictured with her father Snoop Dogg, her mom Shante Broadus, right, and brother Cordell Broadus, left, at the ceremony honoring Snoop Dogg with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on November 19, 2018 in Hollywood, California.

Cori followed in her father's footsteps by recording a single titled "Do My Thang" in 2011. Snoop was featured on her single "Daddy's Girl" and she and rapper Drake were both featured on Snoop's No Guns Allowed album.

If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. A trained crisis worker is available 24/7.

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Snoop Dogg asked for prayers for his mother, Beverly Tate, in an Instagram post on Friday. The 49-year-old rapper shared a photo of his mother along with the caption: "I need all my prayer warriors for momma right now please and thank you."

Snoop, real name Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., didn't share details about his mother's health status.

In another post, he wrote "Mama thank u for having me could of gave me up but u raised a family."

Snoop credited his mother for his apology to Gayle King after he dissed her over questions she asked about the late basketball legend Kobe Bryant.

In a video on social media, Snoop said, "Respect the family and back off, bitch, before we come get you."

"She didn't say I was wrong," Snoop said of his mother. "She just said, 'You know I raised you better than that. You're a representation of us. Every woman that ever crossed your life, you're a representation of that' – so I got it," Snoop recalled during his appearance on Jada Pinkett Smith's "Red Table Talk."

In a Mother's Day video last May, Snoop expressed his love and devotion for his mother.

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President Donald Trump has reportedly pardoned Death Row Records co-founder Michael "Harry-O" Harris, Vladtv.com reported.

Harris is among 100 pardons and commutations set to be announced by the Trump administration before the president leaves office at 12:01 p.m. on January 20.

Harris, who was convicted in 1988 of attempted murder and narcotics distribution, has served 32 years in state and federal time for attempted murder and for his role in operating an 11-state drug trafficking ring. He will be set free immediately.

Rapper Snoop Dogg, who openly criticized Trump during his 4 years in office, worked quietly with prison reform advocates in the White House to release his friend.

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"The president knows about it. I've spoken with Ivanka [Trump] and I've spoken with Jared [Kushner], and I've been told that President Trump is aware of the case and has been reviewing it," said Alice Johnson, whose life sentence for a drug conviction was commuted by Trump.

"Snoop brought this case to me, and I brought Alice Johnson on board to help it with me, and she brought it to the West Wing," said activist Weldon Angelos. "In the past, the president has given her the ability to select cases. And she doesn't get [clemency for] all of them. But with Mr. Harris, she is not taking no for an answer."

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Isaac Hayes III (left) says rap legend Snoop Dogg is having second thoughts about Joe Biden.

In an interview with Rolling Out's "A.M. Wake-Up Call," Hayes discussed the abandonment of the Democratic Party by some of hip-hop's elite.

Hayes was disappointed that rap legend Ice Cube is apparently supporting President Donald Trump in the upcoming election.

"I was disappointed that Ice Cube would have a conversation with the Trump campaign. I'm not opposed to anyone trying to bring about change. The thing that concerns me is the timing and who you are talking to. The result was that the Trump campaign used Ice Cube to reach out to Black men. It's not the move at the right time."

When asked what message he had for Ice Cube, Hayes said:

"My message to Ice Cube would have been that Trump is different. He's radioactive. He'll tank your business. You can't align yourself with this man when he won't denounce White supremacy. He says racist things. He stokes division between the Black community and the police. I would have told Cube that this isn’t the guy to have a conversation with. [With] everything that Trump has in his plan he can make a change now. He's dangling change like a carrot to Black people for votes. We have to remove this guy from the office and start fresh."

Hayes said he spoke with Snoop Dogg, who expressed his concern about Biden's plans for Black America.

"Snoop Dogg and I spoke, and he expressed why there is a concern with the Biden campaign," Hayes said. "I had to push back and let him understand that we're trying to get this racist demigod out of office. I know people who have stood in line for 11 hours to vote."

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Snoop Dogg urged execs at streaming service TIDAL to "stop pushing" Tekashi 6ix9ine's new music, or financing his shenanigans following his release from prison.

The rapper is currently under house arrest with 24-hour police guards after leaving a federal prison last month. The feds were forced to move him to a nw safe house after a fan exposed his location on social media.

Fans gathered outside the unassuming clapboard house as agents whisked the rapper away under heavy guard.

Tekashi has a target on his back after he snitched on fellow members of the Nine Trey Gang in February, 2019 in exchange for a reduced sentence on racketeering and weapons charges.

Snoop is among the many gang members who are against Tekashi's attempts to revive his career.

After 6ix9ine dropped new single "Gooba", which smashed YouTube’s record for the most-watched hip-hop video in a 24-hour span, Snoop commented on an Instagram post shared by Elliott Wilson, TIDAL's chief content officer:

"They gotta stop pushing this (rat). All these media outlets making snitching cool. I'm old school. F**k 69 and everybody pushing his line right now, all New York GZ feel me on this and if you don't f**k u2."

Addressing Tekashi’s long-standing feud with rapper Meek Mill, the OG added: "@meekmill if you allow sucka s**t you a sucka. Love you cuz stay sucka free."

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Snoop Dogg is not afraid of catching Coronavirus. He assured his fans that he has some lung function left after smoking weed like a chimney for most of his life.

The 48-year-old rapper recorded a P.S.A. video on his Instagram stories to demonstrate how long he can hold his breath without having coughing fits.

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The PSA was Snoop's effort to prove to his fans that he has some lung function left. He thinks holding his breath for 10 seconds is proof that he is healthy.

Snoop, who is best known for his platinum-selling debut rap album Doggystyle (1993), also had a message for his younger fans.

"Stay close to your loved ones. Stay hydrated," Snoop said in his video.

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People who smoke cigarettes or weed are most at risk if they contract the Coronavirus (Covid-19). The virus targets ACE2 enzymes in the lungs (and other organs) which it attaches to in order to infect human cells to make copies of itself.

A crucial lung process is the exchange of oxygen for carbon dioxide. People who smoke have less lung capacity and more damaged areas of their lungs where this crucial life process will not occur efficiently.

The CDC offers the following tips to avoid spreading the flu or Covid-19 virus to vulnerable elders like Snoop:

1. Wash your hands frequently with soap for at least 20 seconds
2. Don't touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands
3. Avoid close contact with sick people
4. Stay home if you are sick
5. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces such as door handles, refrigerator handles, etc.
 

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Snoop Dogg and 50 Cent mocked Oprah Winfrey after the 66-year-old media mogul took a nasty tumble onstage over the weekend.

The media maven was discussing the importance of balance in life at Saturday's Oprah's 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus tour when she stumbled and fell.

An aide rushed to help Oprah to her feet as she laughed off the ironic incident and blamed the misstep on her low heeled shoes

While the fall didn't injure the television guru, the response to her fall was shocking to many decent people.

Once again, misogynistic rappers led the way with inappropriate comments about a senior citizen who fell and nearly fractured her hips.

Rappers Snoop Dogg, 48, and 50 Cent, 44, poked fun at Oprah, with the "Gin & Juice" rapper tweeting: "Michael (Jackson) and Kobe (Bryant) blew a gust of wind. Balance."

Fiddy jokingly suggested Michael Jackson’s ghost tripped Oprah and made her fall.

Snoop followed that with: "God don't like ugly."

The comments come after both rappers feuded with Oprah over her decision to go "after black men" accused of sex crimes.

"I don't understand why Oprah is going after black men. No Harvey Weinstein, No Epstein, just Micheal jackson and Russell Simmons this s–t is sad," the rapper, real name Curtis James Jackson III, wrote at the time.

Oprah has since canceled the Jackson project. She also withdrew from a documentary about mogul Russel Simmons, 62, who was accused of sexually assaulting nearly a dozen women.
 

 

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Charles Barkley said fellow NBA legend Kobe Bryant should be remembered for both his NBA legacy and that 2003 rape case.

Bryant, 41, died in a helicopter crash with his daughter, Gianna, and seven others in Calabasas, California last month.

Barkley told NBC's Today Show that the Los Angeles Lakers great can be remembered for both his NBA achievements and his rape case.

"You have to tell the picture in totality," Barkley said. "We're not making Kobe out to be no hero. We're celebrating his basketball excellence. We understand what happened in Colorado. That's fair, but two things can be true."

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Barkley, who is pictured with Bryant and his wife Vanessa at the 2016 ESPYs, argued that the rape allegations against Bryant should not be ignored just because they make people uncomfortable.

Television journalist Gayle King was dragged on social media after she asked former WNBA star Lisa Leslie about the rape case affecting Bryant's legacy.

Bryant's angry fans included rapper Snoop Dogg, who threatened King and called her a "dog faced b*tch".

Snoop Dogg, 48, has since apologized twice for disrespecting King, 65.

Bryant was accused of raping a 19-year-old desk clerk at a Colorado resort in 2003. The charges were dropped after the woman accepted an out-of-court settlement and refused to testify.