Snoop Dogg has been in the music industry for nearly 30 years — since his debut solo album, Doggystyle, arrived in 1993 — and has worked with everyone in the show biz you can think of, from legends in hip-hop, like 2 Pac, Biggie and Jay-Z and pop stars in Katy Perry and the Pussycat Dolls, to modern acts, like Kendrick Lamar, YK Osiris and Dave East.
There is one act on the Long Beach native’s list, however, that he is, according to new footage from TMZ, putting the “bat signal in the air” for: Sade.
The video shows the G-funk legend in the studio with his friends when the question of which remaining collaborations he’d like to explore surfaced. Snoop’s revelation received praise and was immediately encouraged, as it almost makes too much sense.
The Doggfather then followed the admission with a story, which entails him attending a concert of the legendary Nigerian British songstress and being too shy to meet her.
“[My friend] was like ‘Do you wanna go meet her?’ And I was like [no]. I was nervous as a m********er. Like, nah. I was too nervous! "Nah I'm cool." Gonna act like that I'm cool with a heartbeat faster than a m********er.”
“He was like, ‘Let's go meet her!’ And I was like, ‘[No]. We gotta leave, there's going to be a lot of cars trying to get out of here,’” Snoop says in the video.
He even detailed the set of the “Smooth Operator” music video. “It had all kind of visual effects and s*** where she disappeared and she was at the top of the sky,” Dogg said.
When asked about getting together with Sade and making it happen, he responded: “Maybe Def Jam and Universal can hustle that.”
Snoop Dogg is set to perform on Super Bowl Sunday alongside Dr. Dre, Mary J. Blige, Eminem, and Kendrick Lamar on Feb 13th.