Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. is most commonly known as Snoop Dogg, Snoop Doggy Dog if you're older, or Snoop Lion if you were really into his Rastafarian phase. Like his ever-changing name, the rapper is anything but predictable. From his early days in a gang to becoming besties with Martha Stewart, you can count on Snoop to never follow an obvious path. Here are 14 surprising facts about him…

AT A GLANCE SNOOP DOGG California Gurls was a West Coast response to Empire State of Mind According to Katy Perry, the 2010 song was reply to the 2009 East Coast anthem by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys. CRACKED.COM

Source: MTV

AT A GLANCE SNOOP DOGG He's a huge fan of the British soap Coronation Street He followed the show for at least 11 years and tried to get a role on it. Of the show, Snoop says, I love the whole dynamic, the way it is put together, it is my world, CRACKED.COM

Source: BBC

AT A GLANCE SNOOP DOGG Snoop's first cousins are Brandy and Ray J The wrestler Sasha Banks is also a first cousin to Snoop Dogg. CRACKED.COM

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