Rapper Snoop Dogg responded to a Twitter post about an impersonator at an NFT conference in New York City on June 21.
NBC journalist Kevin Collier shared on Twitter that he was fooled by a Snoop Dogg impersonator at an NFT conference in Times Square. The musician is known to invest in cryptocurrency, and Collier approached someone who he thought was part of the rapper’s security detail to ask for an interview.
Collier said he thought he saw the rapper enter the conference “flanked” by security guards, and when he asked for a short interview with the “Gin And Juice” rapper, he was told the man was just an impersonator hired for the purpose of getting people excited about the conference.
“I’m at the NFT NYC conference again in Times Square,” Collier wrote. “And Snoop walked by, flanked by security. I grabbed his handler, said I’m a reporter, would love a few minutes. The guy said actually that’s an impersonator, legally can’t say it’s him, they hired him to drum up excitement.”
“Feels like a metaphor,” wrote Collier, who also shared a picture of the impersonator with the caption, “Yep this was the guy.”
After the rapper saw Collier’s post, he replied by retweeting him with the caption, “Doop Snogg.”
The 50-year-old has been a gamer his whole life and has invested heavily in cryptocurrency and NFTs. The musician told VIBE Magazine he was always looking for ways to be innovative and has taken advantage of opportunities by being open-minded. “I’m always trying to innovate,” he said. “When you keep your mind open to new ideas every year, this is when good opportunities come. I didn’t understand it at first, but once you get it, there’s no turning back.”
The icon is also the owner of Death Row Records and released his first virtual music video with the single, “House I Built” in February. The rapper said the track is a parallel between his life and the virtual world he is building with The Sandbox, an NFT collection of 10,000 programmatically generated Snoop Dogg avatars.
“The ‘House I Built’ track draws a parallel between how I’ve constructed my life and career and how I’m building out my Snoopverse virtual world in The Sandbox,” he said. “Whether in the Metaverse or the universe, it’s about keeping it real, being yourself and making the most of every opportunity.”