LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Snoop Lion, meet Maybach O! Snoop Lion is Snoop Dogg’s new name. Snoop Dogg has changed his name to Snoop Lion because he believed he is Bob Marley reincarnated. Snoop Lion tells news that he didn’t come up with his new name. Rather, it was given to him for a Nyabinghi priest.
Snoop Lion announced the news in New York Monday. He was joined with members of his family for the name change news conference. Just weeks earlier, Omarion did the same. Omarion appeared before New York news in May and told the world that he too was changing his name. Omarion’s current name is Maybach O.
Omarion told news that his name change was the result of a “movement” he is going through. “Yeah, Maybach O. That’s the new movement, man. I’m so excited. I can’t even express, you know, how excited I am, you know what I mean?”
Snoop Dogg says he too was inspired with his name change. Snoop Lion, real name Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr., tells news that “I didn’t know that until I went to the temple and received the name Snoop Lion from the Nyabinghi priest”. He added “From that moment on, I started to understand why I was there and was able to create something magical in this [Reincarnated] project, something I haven’t done before in my career.”
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