Snoop Dogg has now reacted following the recent reports that an actor hired to impersonate the iconic rapper was seen lurking around NFT NYC. The event was a conference for non-fungible token enthusiasts held earlier this week at Times Square.
“I’m at the NFT NYC Conference again in Times Square, and Snoop walked by, flanked by security,” tweeted NBC News reporter Kevin Collier on Wednesday. Collier then went on to explain that he grabbed the fake Snoop’s handler, mentioning that he was a reporter and asked for some time with the legendary West Coast rapper.
“The guy said actually that’s an impersonator, legally can’t say it’s him, they hired him to drum up excitement,” Collier concluded. “Feels like a metaphor.”
Soon after, a photo emerged online of the impersonator, who indeed bears some resemblance to Snoop Dogg. The obvious giveaway, however, is his nametag which reads Doop Snogg.
The real Snoop Dogg has now posted a tweet in response to Kevin Collier simply stating the impersonator’s name.
In defence of Collier’s mistake, it’s also reasonable to assume that Snoop Dogg is the type to hang around at an NFT festival, given that he’s a big fan of the tokens. Back in April, the rapper released a set of NFTs titled A Journey with the Dogg, chronicling different stages of his life.
The rapper has also indicated that he plans for his newly acquired Death Row Records to include NFT releases, teasing that his 1992 Dr. Dre collaboration ‘Nuthin’ But a “G” Thang’ could mark the first one.
In other Snoop Dogg news, the rap star recently revealed that he gave his personal, full-time blunt rolling butler a raise due to inflation. Last month, the rapper cancelled a planned UK tour due to “unforeseen scheduling conflicts” that included “family obligations” and film and TV projects.