Fake Snoop Dogg shows up to promote fake assets at NFT conference, Real Snoop responds

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 tweeted that he was fooled by a Snoop Dogg impersonator at an NFT conference in Times Square. The musician is known for investing in cryptocurrency, and Collier reached out to someone he believed was part of the rapper’s security detail to request an interview.

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 5: Snoop Dogg attends the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards at Barker Hangar on June 5, 2022 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

Collier said he thinks he saw the rapper enter the conference “flanked” by security guards, and when he asked for a brief interview with the “Gin And Juice” rapper, he was told the man was just an impersonator , who was hired to get people excited about the conference.

“I’m back at the NFT NYC conference in Times Square,” Collier wrote. “And Snoop passed, flanked by security guards. I grabbed his handler, said I was a reporter, would like a few minutes. The guy actually said it was an impersonator, legally you can’t say he is, they hired him to cause a stir.”

“Feels like a metaphor,” wrote Collier, who also shared a picture of the impersonator with the caption, “Yeah, that was the guy.”

After seeing Collier’s post, the rapper responded by retweeting it with the caption“Doop Snogg.”

The 50-year-old has been a gamer all his life and has invested heavily in cryptocurrency and NFTs. The musician told VIBE Magazine that he was always looking for ways to innovate and took chances by being open-minded. “I’m always trying to innovate,” he said. “If you are open to new ideas every year, good opportunities arise. I didn’t get it at first, but once you get it there’s no going back.”

The icon also owns 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’s building with The Sandbox, an NFT collection of 10,000 programmatically generated Snoop Dogg avatars.

“The ‘House I Built’ track draws a parallel between building my life and career and building my Snoopverse virtual world in The Sandbox,” he said. “Whether it’s in the metaverse or in-universe, it’s about staying real, being yourself, and making the most of every opportunity.”

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Dustin Huang

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