The notorious death hoax has claimed another victim: Snoop Dogg. Despite the unfounded rumors, we can assure you that he is alive and well.
On this day in July (the 10th), worried fans flocked to social media in response to false reports of his death, only to learn that he was alive and well and paying these baseless rumors no mind at all.
These hoaxes about the supposed deaths of famous people tend to spread every once in a while. Again, reports based on an old rumor about Snoop have surfaced on social media, leading some of his fans to believe he had died.
How’s Snoop Dogg doing?
After rumors that Snoop Dogg had died went viral over the weekend of July 9/10, 2022, his representatives have reportedly confirmed that the 50-year-old is still very much alive.
Instead, Snoop became the latest in a long line of celebrities who have been the targets of hoax death announcements. The rapper updated his social media over the weekend, but he said nothing to dispel the rumors.
Who knows what happened to Snoop Dogg and where he is at this point if he is not dead?
Unlike some other celebrities who actively debunk death rumors, Snoop hasn’t given them any thought. However, we can confirm that the rapper is still alive and well in 2022 based on his social media posts and the limited available data.
Not only did fans react with shock in 2013 when a similar tale claimed he had died, but this isn’t the first time he’s been the target of a death hoax.
Although internet discussions about Snoop’s faked death are gaining popularity, the rapper is busy encouraging his Special Stars at the SSS 5th Annual Football & Cheer Camp at Los Angeles Southwest College.
Snoop Youth Football League was founded by the rapper as a charitable organization (SYFL).
According to the SYFL’s official website, the league aims to instill in children aged five to thirteen the values of teamwork, good sportsmanship, discipline, and self-respect while also stressing the importance of education.
Could it be that Snoop Dogg now officially owns Death Row Records?
Legendary rap musician Snoop Dogg recently acquired the record label Death Row and the music publishing company MNRK Music Group, which was sponsored by private equity firm Blackstone.
In a press release announcing the sale, Snoop Dogg said he was “thrilled and appreciative of the opportunity to acquire the iconic and culturally significant Death Row Records brand, which has immense untapped future value.” The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
It’s great to finally be the boss at the record company I helped build when I was just starting out. To those who “worked collaboratively with me over several months to make this exciting homecoming a reality,” he added, “thank you very much.”
He called this an “extremely meaningful” moment in his career. The musician said in his final remark, “I’m delighted to start creating the next chapter of Death Row Records.”
In 1993, a year after Dr. Dre, The D.O.C., Suge Knight, and music business mogul Dick Griffey had founded the Death Row record company, Snoop Dogg released his debut album, Doggystyle. For Snoop Dogg, this purchase closes a full circle.
On Friday, the rapper will release his new album B.O.D.R. (which stands for “Bacc On Death Row”) before performing with Dr. Dre, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, and Mary J. Blige at this year’s Super Bowl Halftime show on Sunday.
Why are people asking if Snoop Dogg is dead?
After a fan-made advertisement on YouTube purported to reveal the rapper’s death, rumors spread like wildfire that Snoop Dogg had passed away.
The popular streaming site’s advertisement claimed that Snoop, whose real name is Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., was “found today by local police,” but the claims have since been debunked.
The Gin N’ Juice rapper allegedly passed away “at about 11 am on Saturday,” July 9, 2022, according to a fake Facebook page titled “RIP Snoop Dogg.”
Before being widely debunked and taken down, the page had nearly a million likes. It’s unfortunate that this wasn’t the first time fabricated news stories targeted Snoop Dogg.
Today, He’s Busy Supporting His Favorite Stars
Snoop is currently at Los Angeles Southwest College for the SSS 5th Annual Football & Cheer Camp, cheering on his Special Stars while the Internet speculates about his supposed death.
The rapper started a nonprofit called the Snoop Youth Football League (SYFL). The SYFL’s mission is to “serve children ages 5-13 by emphasizing the importance of academics while teaching the values of teamwork, good sportsmanship, discipline, and self-respect,” as stated on the organization’s website.