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And in this corner...we have the resident champion of blunt-smoking and rhyme-spitting, Mr. Snoop Dogg himself. Inexplicably landing on the cover of Dazed & Confused's sports-themed August issue, which celebrates sportswear just in time for the Summer Olympics, Snoop lifts his bandaged fists in victory decorated in a black and emerald satin robe, a medley of gold medals, and a boxing glove draped over his left shoulder. Peering just beneath his hood is a sweatband in the colors of the Jamaican flag, alluding to his foray into Rastafarianism (more on that in the issue).
So here's what went down at the Hollywood boxing club-turned-shoot set-turned smoking den during the shoot. First, Snoop asked journalist Caroline Ryder to light one up with him. And then the interview got funky. Topics of conversation included his new dreadlocks, his man-crush on Wiz Khalifa, and "how pussy can solve the world's energy crisis."
Also, When Ryder asked him about getting pummeled by Vince Vaughn on the set of Starsky and Hutch, he said, "This motherfucker slapped the shit out of me and it was never even a part of the movie...My security should have fucked him up? but he become my homeboy after that.”
For more eloquence from Snoop and a full spread of him modeling boxing outfits, go find the print issue, which comes out today.
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