Snoop Dogg 'Fist Bumps' Kerry At White House
Rapper Snoop Dogg filmed himself sharing a 'fist bump' hand gesture with the US Secretary of State John Kerry during a recent visit to the White House.
The hip hop star was visiting the official residence of the American president in recognition of his receiving a Grammy nomination for album Reincarnated.
Video footage shot by a member of his entourage shows the rapper arriving outside the Washington DC mansion and standing among dignitaries with his wife and daughter.
Later on in the video he is seen speaking to Mr Kerry before the man regarded as the most powerful in the cabinet offers his clenched fist and bumps it down on top of one created by Snoop.
At the end of the excerpt, Snoop talks to the camera, saying: "From the East Side of the LBC, to DC. With my Baby Boo been with me the whole way through.
"She been with me the whole way through when I was Snoop Doggy Dogg, once again with the trend, my friend, now just to comprehend, you dig? We at the White House..."
Snoop Dogg, real name Calvin Broadas Jr, grew up in Long Beach, California before finding success with his debut solo album Doggystyle in 1993.
During his period as one of the icons of 'gangsta rap', he had numerous brushes with the law including being accused of murder and possessing offensive weapons.
In 2006, he was arrested for vandalism which occurred after he and his entourage were turned away from the first class lounge at Heathrow Airport.
He married his high school sweetheart Shante Taylor in 1997 but the pair split up between 2004 and 2008.
In 2009, it was reported he was a member of Nation of Islam, but in 2012 he claimed in an interview to be 'born again' having converted to Rastafarianism.
Around the same time he declared his support for Barack Obama in his election battle with Mitt Romney for the US Presidency.
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