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Snoop Dogg talks about family life and being young at heart

12/17/2007 at 03:32 PM ET

Snoop Dogg says that his three children with wife Shante — sons Corde, 13 and Cordell, 10, along with daughter Cori, 8 — give great feedback when it comes to his music career.  Snoop says that he is young at heart.

I got kids, and I always play my music for them. I like to hear what they like. They think I’m old, but I think I’m young.

In his new reality-tv show Snoop Dogg’s Father Hood, Snoop will give viewers a peek into his family life; The 36-year-old rapper says that it’s important for people to realize that men of his stature in the rap and hip-hop community are often hands-on, devoted dads.

Ninety percent of rappers grew up without fathers, but you see ninety percent of those rappers becoming fathers to their kids. We don’t ever get commended for that. We become real men when we get to this level we’re at right now.

Snoop Dogg’s Father Hood airs on E! at 10:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Source:  OK!

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Nicole on

Snoop’s comment is so true….I have been watching his show and he is very involved with his kids. I like seeing that he is a regular dad at home, although the house being a mess drives me crazy….I know that the maid quit but PICK UP after yourselves…that they need to work on with their kids.

Heather on

His show was on the tv the other day at the gym, so I watched it and I was amazed by the physique of his 13 year old son! It looks like he’s training for some sport but he looks much older than 13.

emily on

You know…being a good father and actually being present in your kids lives should be a given. It’s what men are supposed to do when they father children, so why should we praise a man when they’re doing what they should be doing anyway. You never see anyone congratulating a woman when she takes care of her child.

Mary on

so true emily. ive watched his show as well. that house shouldnt be looking that messy with kids old enough to pick up after themselves. if i were the maid, id quit too lol!

Melanie F. on

Celeb-Mothers are praised several times a week on this site. It’s just not the fathers who are being praised, hands on moms get praised all the time. Examples: Reese Witherspoon, Heidi Klum, Denise Richards, Jennifer Garner, Angelina Jolie, Katie Holmes and I could go on and on.

Anyway since a lot of us praise celeb-fathers like Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Will Smith, Seal, Ryan Phillippe etc… I say good job Snoop for doing something we praise so many mothers and fathers about.

Jay on

What Snoop says is so true. Granted you are supposed to take care of your children because you brought them into this world. However, on the other hand I believe what Snoop is trying to say is that no one acknowledges the fact that there are men who are breaking the cycle everyday by not being an absentee father like their father was. They are starting a new cycle in the family so when their kids get older they will not run away from their responsibilities. Way to go, Snoop!!

Chicki on

Amen, Emily! My thoughts exactly.

dlock on

Emily, I completely agree with you. Women carry their children for nine plus months and still have to do majority of the care taking. So, why is it that a women doesn’t get praised for her hard work? A man has it a lot easier than women. When one makes a decision to have a child, that is not something that deserves an award, that is your responsibility and your job to be in that childs life. I think its great that he is in his children’s lives, but please, spare me the “we don’t get commended for that” speech. Its your JOB and RESPONSIBILITY! LOL

Melanie F. on

@Jay
Of course that’s what I took his statement to mean but, everyone is different.

I don’t know about anybody else but I commend my husband all the time and that’s vice versa. Yes you are supposed to do for your children, seeing as they are your children but, trust me it makes it so much better when you at least feel appreciated for the things you do. It’s no different when he does something great for his job, I don’t look at him and say “well you don’t need to be commended for that, you’re supposed to do that, it’s your job” or when my children get good grades, I don’t say, “well I shouldn’t have to tell you are doing a great job, you are supposed to get good grades”. I know mothers who a few days out of the month fix their hair up really nice and put on some sexy clothes for their husbands, and I am sure they would be hurt if their husbands didn’t acknowledge the effort. Or said, “well why should I compliment you, you are supposed to keep yourself up, after all that’s how you looked when I met you”. LOL

Yes you are supposed to be a father and mother to your children but, I still say there is nothing wrong with being commended and commending your child’s other parent, for doing a great job, whether it’s your responsibility or not. Kudos to Snoop and every other parent out there that is doing a great job at parenting because, while you are supposed to, reality is a lot aren’t.

Jennifer on

The oldest boy’s name is Corde, not Cord.

nika on

Thank goodness for people like Jay and melanie f.

I wholeheartedly agree with you both.

I wish people wouldn’t be so quick to judge.

Breunica Mckinley on

i always watched snoops reality show i think that it loving and heart-warming and also can be negative at sometimes

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