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Snoop Dogg and Secretary of State John Kerry fist-bump at the White House at the 2013 Kennedy Center Honors gala. / Snoop Dogg talks to OTRC.com on the red carpet at the MTV Movie Awards on April 14, 2013. - Provided courtesy of instagram.com/snoopdogg / OTRC
12/27/2013

What happens when Snoop Dogg goes to the White House? Some fist-bumping, of course. And later, a prestigious retweet.

The 41-year-old rapper hung out with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Dec. 8 at the president's residence, where a reception was held for the 2013 Kennedy Center Honors ceremony, where Snoop was to give a performance honoring recipient and jazz musician Herbie Hancock.

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10/17/2013
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Snoop Dogg appears at the TURBO-Charged party and surprise Pop-Up Concert for E3 Gaming Convention in Los Angeles, California on June 12, 2013. - Provided courtesy of Tony Dimaio / startraksphoto.com

Rapper Snoop Dogg has once again changed him name to channel the work of his new music -- this time referring to himself as "Snoopzilla."

According to Rolling Stone, Snoop will now refer to himself as "Snoopzilla" to coincide with his upcoming release "7 Days of Funk," a new collaborative project with singer Dam-Funk. The new funk influence that inspired the name change is something the rapper has always had in him, he says.

09/13/2012
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Snoop Lion appears at a press conference at the Toronto Film Festival to promote his documentary Reincarnated on Sept. 8, 2012. - Provided courtesy of Snoop Dogg TV / youtube.com/user/westfesttv

Snoop Lion is the latest celebrity to endorse a candidate for the November 2012 presidential election and the rap artist, formerly known as Snoop Dogg, is going with current President Barack Obama.

The hip hop star made his announcement during a recent press conference at the Toronto International Film Festival for his documentary "Reincarnated, Snoop Lion."

07/31/2012
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Snoop Dogg is bringing a new name to go with his new reggae-inspired sound.

The rapper will now go by Snoop Lion and said during a recent press conference that he will be embracing reggae instead of the gun culture that was once a prominent subject in his lyrics in an attempt to make music that his "kids and grandparents can listen to."

07/29/2012
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Rapper Snoop Dogg is featured in a photo from his official Facebook page. - Provided courtesy of facebook.com/snoopdogg

Snoop Dogg won't be able to go to Norway anytime soon.

The rapper has reportedly been banned from the country for two years after getting caught in June for trying to enter the country with a small amount of cannabis, according to the BBC.

01/09/2012
Rapper Snoop Dogg is featured in a photo from his official Facebook page. - Provided courtesy of facebook.com/snoopdogg

Snoop Dogg was arrested on January 7 on a minor drug charge in Texas after a border agent found several joints on his tour bus.

Hudspeth County sheriff's office said in a statement to the Associated Press that the 40-year-old rapper, whose name is Calvin Broadus, was arrested at the Sierra Blanca highway checkpoint and cited for possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor typical in cases involving small amounts of marijuana.

06/04/2012
Willie Nelson performs at Farm Aid on Randalls Island in this Sept. 9, 2007, file photo in New York. - Provided courtesy of AP / Jason DeCrow

Willie Nelson will be joined by an all-star supporting cast at the CMT Music Awards for a rendition of his song, "Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die."

Toby Keith, Zac Brown Band, Darius Rucker and Jamey Johnson will join the party on stage at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday night.

04/20/2012
Willie Nelson and Snoop Dogg perform Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die, as seen in this undated photo posted on the country singers website on April 19, 2012. - Provided courtesy of WillieNelson.com

Willie Nelson has released a new version of his country song, "Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die," featuring rapper and fellow marijuana enthusiast Snoop Dogg just in time for - what else - April 20.

Also on Friday, Nelson is expected to attend the unveiling of an 8-foot bronze statue of himself in Austin, Texas. The date and "4/20" is a symbol of cannabis subculture and as a day of protest for the legalization of pot use.

01/10/2012
Snoop Dogg appears in a still from his True Blood music video. - Provided courtesy of Courtesy of HBO

Some major artists will be headlining this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

Organizers announced Monday that The Black Keys, Radiohead, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg will perform over two long weekends in April.

01/02/2012
Rapper Snoop Dogg pays tribute to HBOs hit vampire series True Blood in recent video called Oh Sookie. - Provided courtesy of Courtesy of HBO

Rapper Snoop Dogg appeared on "The Price Is Right" on Monday, as part of the game show's Celebrity Charity week.

The rapper earned $72,585 for his charity, The Snoop Youth Football League, which allows inner-city kids the chance to play football.

09/07/2011
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Rapper Snoop Dogg pays tribute to HBOs hit vampire series True Blood in recent video called Oh Sookie. - Provided courtesy of Courtesy of HBO

Rapper Snoop Dogg says he is taking over as the new CEO of Yahoo!. But is it fo shizzle?

Carol Bartz was recently fired from her post as CEO of the online portal and the company's Chief Financial Officer Tim Morse was named interim CEO. After hearing the news, Snoop Dogg Tweeted: "Im takn over as tha CEO of Yahoo. Need sum of tha Snoop Dogg content ya digg. Nuff Said."

05/21/2011
Britney Spears appears in a still from her Till the World Ends music video. - Provided courtesy of JustJared.com

See what Britney Spears, Russell Brand and other celebs Tweeted about the supposed end of the world and the Rapture on May 21, 2011.

03/26/2011

Nate Dogg's funeral was attended by nearly 2,000 mourners on Saturday, including rappers Snoop Dogg, The Game and Warren G., according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The memorial service took place in Long Beach, Calif. and was also attended by an estimated 1,100 family members and friends. To avoid over-crowding, there were also 1,000 tickets released to fans. There was a public viewing for the singer on Friday at the New Hope Baptist Curch in Long Beach.

03/16/2011

Business mogul and "Apprentice" boss Donald Trump was honored, sort of, during "The Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump" which aired on Tuesday night. The show featured celebrities and comedians like Snoop Dogg, Marlee Matlin, Lisa Lampanelli, Whitney Cummings and Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino, all lining up to take shots at Trump throughout the night.

12/01/2010
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Snoop Dogg appears in a promotional photo for his new 2010 single Wet. - Provided courtesy of Doggystyle records / EMI

Snoop Dogg has released a new song called "WET" that the rapper says is perfect for Prince William's bachelor party before his wedding to Kate Middleton.

Prince William, the second in line to the British throne, and Middletown announced in late November that they would marry on April 29, 2011 at Westminster Abbey, the site of the 1997 funeral of his mother, Princess Diana, as well as the 1947 wedding of his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II. William and Middleton are 28 and met eight years ago when they were students.

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