Thursday, August 27, 2009

Snoop Dogg Joins Nation of Islam - Report: Snoop Dogg Joins Nation of Islam - Celebrity Gossip | Entertainment News | Arts And Entertainment

Snoop Dogg joined the Nation of Islam after appearing at the religious group's annual convention in Chicago on Sunday, the BBC reported.

The rapper told reporters that he joined the group because he was "doing what's right and representing what's right," according to a report published Monday on the network's Web site.

Wearing sunglasses, a dark suit and a tie, Snoop spoke briefly in front of a crowd of thousands Sunday and praised the Chicago-based movement's Minister Louis Farrakhan.

Farrakhan has long held relationships with famous rappers and hiphop artists Snoop, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, called himself the leader of the "hip-hop community" and says he'll always seek out the minister.

Snoop gave a $1,000 donation to the Nation of Islam, then sat on stage and smiled and nodded as Farrakhan delivered a speech.

Snoopp later told reporters that Farrakhan's speech was "about a mirror — it's about looking at yourself," the BBC reports.

"We're doing a lot of wrongs among ourselves that need correcting," he told the network.

Rapper T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris appeared via recorded video. He told followers that education is the key to success.

Click here to read more on the story from the BBC.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

1 comment:

  1. Who cares about Snoop Dog? It never ceases to amaze me how so many of our citizens, especially the young and uninformed, look to the entertainment industry for its guidance. The entertainment industry is replete with idiots who think they have a voice in the nation's politics because they know that some idiot will listen to them. Think about how many of those Hollywood idiots spend time in other countries bashing the USA while they continue to thrive in the country they claim to hate.