In a recent appearance on The Jennifer Hudson Show, Snoop Dogg revealed the sweetest name his  grandkids call him.

Being a grandfather is very important to the mult-hyphenated entertainer as he proudly shares with Hudson that his grandfather was his best friend .


“My grandpa was my best friend and for me to be that for my grandkids is showing that I actually did well and I was able to outlive the circumstances. Now I can look back — I can teach those who want to get to this level. Or at least give them a blueprint and help them avoid some of the traps that had to deal with.”

So, just how many grandchildren does Snoop have? Well, he is grandfather to 12.

“Actually, I have a total of 12 grandkids,” the rapper responded to Hudson asking how many he had.

“12?” Hudson echoed.

“Yes, yes I do. And they’re different ages, ranges, sizes and I love them all the same way. Actually, my oldest grandson, his birthday is today so I’m on my way to his birthday party when I leave here.” Snoop continued. “He’s going to be 9 years old, that’s Zion Broadus.”

Hudson responded, “That is adorable,” the she asks, “What do your grandkids call you?”

“Well, he was the first one to name me. He used to call me Papa Noop, because he couldn’t say Snoop, so he started calling me Papa Noop. And then as time went by, he learned how to say Snoop, so now I’m Papa Snoop.”

In a previous interview with People Magazine, Snoop told the outlet that, “… And my grandkids are my everything because they all individually get a piece of my heart and they’re different.”

Snoop Dog, whose real name is Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., and his wife Shante share four children: sons, Corde, 29, Cordell, 26, and Julian, 25, and daughter Cori, 24. 

Photo: Chidren’s Place

Tiffany Silva

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