It’s a sight that could be just too good to be true – Snoop Dogg as a sporting team’s mascot.
And it may just happen – with the rapper who likes to Drop It Like It’s Hot putting in an official request to his beloved Celtic Football Club to be the mascot at their upcoming UEFA Champions league game against Juventus.
According to The Daily Record, Snoop mentioned in an interview in Dubai last week that he is incredibly desperate to be at the big game next Tuesday, and lead the team out on the ground.
“It’s the one I need to go to. It’s the game we’ve been waiting for. I need tickets but I want to walk out with the team like a little kid with the banner. Yes, yes, make it happen. Hail, hail the Celts are here. Yabadabadoo!”
It’s not the first time Snoop has shown his passion for Celtic – just a few months ago, after the Glasgow side toppled Spanish giants Barcelona in the group stage of the competition, he revealed that he wants to invest in the club.
“I’ve got a lot of interest in soccer. It’s not a new thing for hip hop stars to invest in sports teams but it is a new thing for hip hop stars to invest in soccer teams.
“I don’t need to run the club but I’d like enough of a percentage to get me on the board and be heard. I want to bring a bit of Snoop to things.
“I am passionate about my sport. The boxes at Celtic would never be the same once I have hosted a party there.”
Snoop – who changed his name to Snoop Lion last year – is gearing up to release his reggae album Reincarnated later this year. He released the video for the first single off it – Lighters Up – a few days ago.
He was also announced last week as one of the headliners for Bestival in the UK (where he’ll be performing as Snoop Dogg) in September, alongside Elton John.