Celebrities React to Snoop Dogg's Name Change to Snoop Lion

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Celebrities React to Snoop Dogg's Name Change to Snoop Lion
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A trip to Jamaica left rapper Snoop Dogg feeling enlightened and his experience in the rasta-nation has inspired him to make some big changes. Snoop - real name Calvin Broadus - decided to changed his name from Snoop Dogg to Snoop Lion after meeting with Rastafarian priests in the island nation.

"I didn't know that until I went to the temple, where the High Priest asked me what my name was, and I said, 'Snoop Dogg.' And he looked me in my eyes and said, 'No more. You are the light; you are the lion.' From that moment on, it's like I had started to understand why I was there," Snoop Dogg - err, Snoop Lion - said Monday.

The progression is natural for Snoop - he wants to make new waves in the industry since he's been around for so long.

"I've won every accolade you can get in rap," he continued. "…It's time to find something new ... I want to feel like a kid again."

Oh, and he also thinks he's the reincarnate of Bob Marley. So, there's that.

Will you call Snoop Dogg by his new name, Snoop Lion? We're still confused about the whole thing, just like these celebs.

Dr. Ruth

"Snoop Dogg has become Snoop Lion. Why not Snoop Lionn? Followed by Snoop Tyrannosaurus Rexx?" the sex doctor - or more likely, her staffers - tweeted from her account.

Caprice Crane

"Snoop Dogg has changed his name to "Snoop Lion." Perhaps he's confused himself with a Mac OSX operating system?" comedian Caprice Crane tweeted.

B.J. Novak

"How do I download snoop lion," tweeted "The Office" star B.J. Novak. Many made jokes about Snoop Lion and the new Apple operating system.

Emily Osment

"How does one go from "Dogg" to "Lion" without the very obvious, but apparently not so obvious "Wolf" state? EXPLAIN YOURSELF, SNOOP LION," former "Hannah Montana" actress Emily Osment tweeted.

Boyce Avenue

"Apparently Snoop Dogg is now Snoop Lion? I'm personally waiting for Snoop Tiger, Snoop Leopard, or even Snoop Snow Leopard," Daniel Manzano from Boyce Avenue tweeted.

Zach Braff

"People changing their name just to get press. So lame. Incidentally, my new name is Zach Lion Metta World Peace Dirty Money Cher," former "Scrubs" star Zach Braff tweeted.

Nia Vardalos

"Please be advised of my name change to NiaLion in celebration of Hollywood's many mane extensions," actress Nia Vardalos advised.

Derek Blasberg

"I just don't understand. When I got on the plane he was called Snoop Dogg, and when I got off the plane he was called Snoop Lion," author and fashion critic Derek Blasberg tweeted.

What do you think of Snoop Dogg's name change?

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