Snoop Dogg’s relationship to his wife has been one that has seemed to be solid over the years, despite his latest snafu. Snoop Dogg and his wife Shanté have been one of hip-hop’s long reigning couples, but it’s not Snoop’s music that initially kept them together. It was for their only daughter, Cori, who was diagnosed with lupus. Now she’s grown up and sharing more about her own life as an adult.
It wasn’t long ago that Snoop was defending his actions and marriage thanks to infamous “snitch” 6ix9ine. Snoop’s already filed for divorce from his wife once in the past, but with the rumors that 6ix9ine seemed to confirm, many thought he’d be the one getting filed on this time around thanks to his reckless actions with a woman named Celina Powell.
Fellow West Coast rapper Problem helped to bring light to the situation, with the release of his new single “Don’t Be Mad” which features Snoop and Freddie Gibbs. Though no explicit names were mentioned, it’s been extrapolated that Snoop’s verse on the song is referencing his own situation with Powell and wife Shante.
“I’m tired of sayin’ sorry for the same [stuff] / Damn near lost my queen, [messing] round with that lame / Ashamed of myself ’cause I shamed you / Good or bad, right or wrong, we always bang through.”
Cheating aside, Snoop’s love for his daughter has always been evident and his support of her and her diagnosis has remained firm. With Cori now turning 21, it seems as if she’s finally off to living a healthier life despite her lupus diagnosis. “Chocolate,” as is reported to be the nickname her father gave her, followed in her father’s music footsteps by being a singer herself. Cori also rocks a short haircut along with being proud of her skin tone, opting for the shorter look when the lupus started to affect her hair growth.
In a since deleted post, Cori praised her growing comfortability with her skin tone despite society’s standards and shared a post on Instagram to encourage other darker skinned women to be the same way.
“I can finally say I’m comfortable in my own skin, grew up despising the skin tone I was in because it’s been bashed on for so long & society has been putting in our heads that dark is ugly,” she writes. “For all you beautiful chocolate girls/ women out there you’re BEAUTIFUL & don’t let anyone tell you different. – Cori B.”