Snoop Dogg, who changed his name to Snoop Lion earlier this year, says he is 'passionate' about his sport and loves the Glasgow Celtic

The artist formerly known as Snoop Dogg, now Snoop Lion, wants to take his talents from the rap game to the soccer field … sort of. After witnessing The Glasgow Celtic defeat Barcelona in the Champions League, Lion expressed interest in investing in the club, according to the Daily Record.



“It’s not a new thing for hip hop stars to invest in sports teams but it is a new thing for hip hop stars to invest in soccer teams,” Snoop Lion said.



Snoop Lion, 41, who is also a spokesperson for the soccer video game “FIFA 13,” acknowledged that the win over Barcelona, one of the world’s elite clubs, was no small feat, and that if he were to be allowed to invest in the club he would invigorate the already successful organization.



“I am passionate about my sport. The boxes at Celtic would never be the same once I have hosted a party there.”



Snoop Lion, who is friends with Los Angeles Galaxy star David Beckham, acknowledged he would try and get the global star to join the team as well, though he doubted he would leave his Los Angeles digs.



This investment would mark an interesting development in Snoop Lion’s relationship with the U.K. In the past, Snoop Lion was banned from the U.K. because of drugs and weapons charges. But with the ban up, Snoop Lion is scot-free to travel across the pond.

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