Last week, Twitter and the rest of the Internets were abuzz when Snoop Lion's (formerly Dogg) 18-year-old son Corde “Spanky Danky” Broadus posted a photo of him and his famous father toking on some sticky green. Causing a firestorm of comments from the blogosphere and beyond, the images shocked some who thought the legendary West Coast rhyme veteran displayed some irresponsible parenting. Keeping silent, Snoop didn't offer a response to the brouhaha until the release of a new Hollywood Reporter cover story yesterday in where he addresses the matter. For Snoop Lion, the pot smoking is no big deal.
“My kids can do whatever the hell they want," said Snoop in the Reporter interview. "For me to say otherwise would be hypocritical. A lot of motherf*****s don't have a relationship with their kids, and that's when they get on drugs and have suicidal thoughts and drive drunk.”
Snoop continued with, “Me and my son is mellow. I'm his father, so I wanna show him the proper way because he looks up to me. What better way to get it than from the master?"
Snoop Lion's mastery of Mary Jane is certainly no secret, this after bursting onto the scene twenty years ago as Dr. Dre's protégé on the seminal (and reefer-influenced) album The Chronic. Now at age 40, the married father of three is passing the torch – literally and otherwise – to Spanky Danky as he seeks to follow in his dad's rap footsteps. A former football standout, just as his father was, Spanky put his pigskin goals on hold and is looking to his dad for assistance in the music biz. While the proud dad is willing to lend a hand, he's not making it a cakewalk for his son.
“I see myself in him, but he needs to walk in his own shoes,” said Snoop Lion later in the interview regarding Danky's career.
See images of Snoop and his pup toking up in the gallery. So, is Snoop Lion really a bad dad or is he the coolest father ever?
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