Everything You Need To Know About Parenting In 8 Snoop Dogg Quotes

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by Ross Walker
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In about 25 years, Snoop (ne. Snoop Doggy Dogg, ne Snoop Lion) has gone from gangsta rap ambassador to laid back father of 4, with his mind on his kids (and his kids on his mind). From his role as a youth football coach to anti-gun advocate, you can think of this incarnation of Snoop as a parenting buddha — that happens to smoke a ton of buddha. Here is Tha Doggfather’s best advice for those raising Little G’s of their own.

On Following In A Parent’s Footsteps

“[Speaking to Deion Sanders ] By you creating so many different avenues and options, you created this. You helped [your son] find his way. Football may be too much for him. He got some big shoes to follow coming behind you. But this [rapping] — he don’t have no shoes to follow.”

On His 5 Dad Commandments

“1) Know when to lie to your kids, 2) Know when to be mean, and know when to be a friend. 3) Always stay in control, it’s hard but you gotta always stay in control. 4) Serve ’em gin … I mean serve ’em juice but hold the gin. My bad. And 5) When the kids give you attitude pop ’em like it’s hot.”

On Co-Sleeping

“You don’t want the baby next to you crying, cause you gonna wanna knock the boots once you have the baby.”

On Giving His Kids A Better Life

“The struggle that I went through, that my mother went through — I didn’t want my kids to have that. I wanted them to understand that it’s ok to struggle but, I want to help you avoid some of the things in life that I did, and teach you what I was taught, and show you how to get to the top a little bit faster than I was able to.”


On [Not] Dating

“I have to be there for [my daughter], to let her understand it’s ok for her to like boys, but you ain’t gonna have a boyfriend ’til you 45 years old.”

On Grabbing The Mic At His Daughter’s Sweet 16

“Lemme give y’all some ratchet music to get ya groovin’ on. I see too many pretty girls in here for y’all not to be dancing.”

On Feminism

“Women are in a position now to voice their opinion. Women are getting empowered. The more power they get, the more voice they get to shift certain things around. Now I have a daughter, I understand. When I didn’t have a daughter, I didn’t understand.”

On Smoking Around The Kids

“No, not around kids. Like when my daughter and my young son is around, I don’t smoke around them. My 18-year-old, we smoked together cause he’s of age. I don’t walk around my living room smoking. I don’t just go into my kids room while they doing their homework smoking. It’s a respect level at my house. I have a man cave — that’s my situation — in the back on the side of my house that’s only for adults that I smoke at. I don’t smoke nowhere in my house.”

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