Snoop Dogg Confirms Upcoming Correspondent Gig at The Paris Olympics

Snoop Dogg Confirms Upcoming Correspondent Gig at The Paris Olympics

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It is official: Snoop Dogg is headed to Paris Olympics as a correspondent for NBC News.

We all remember Snoop’s hilarious Olympic commentary with Kevin Hart on the streaming service Peacock during the last Summer Games in 2021 in Tokyo, where Snoop said a horse in the dressage competition looked like he was doing the crip walk. Partly thanks to that, the legendary rapper has been hired as a special correspondent for the Paris Games which kick off next month (the opening ceremony is July 26).

In an interview with TIME, Snoop talked about his memories watching the Olympics, being excited about his upcoming gig, cannabis consumption in sports and more.

“Back then we only had so much. It’s not like right now, where you got so many different things you can watch and social media and all that sh-t. We only had TV. There was only one TV in the house, so whatever one member of the family was watching, we were all forced to watch it. The Olympics was big because it would take over the whole house whenever it would come on. And it’s special ‘cause you’re seeing athletes for the first time in three, four years and they’re representing the country. So that meant a lot, watching it as a kid.,” he said on his earliest memories of watching the Olympics.

When asked why he decided to sign on, he said, “Why not? Not why. This is what I do, you know what I’m saying? I love being in front of the people. I love sports. I know what I’m talking about. The network is appealing enough to understand that we deserve each other. So we’re gonna make magic.”

Snoop said he will also try to meet the viral horse he said was crip walking in Tokyo. “Yes, I’m definitely trying to meet him. Hopefully he’s in the Olympics so I can say, ‘What’s happening?’ to him. Bring him a couple of carrots, some apples or somethin’, know what I’m saying?”

Snoop said he had no plans on being high on weed in Paris. “Oh, nah. I plan on going out there and doing NBC Olympic work. Being clean as a book, clean as the athletes. They can test me if they want to. I’m going to be out there doing what I’m supposed to be doing to make sure I bring home the gold. Which is me.”