It has been quite the week for Snoop Lion (the artist previously known as Snoop Dogg – do keep up). Not only has he undergone a Rastafarian conversion, but he has been banned from Norway for two years for the extremely un-Rastafarian act of carrying a massive bag of weed.
Snoop will no doubt remain, ahem, chilled out about the Norwegian ban, though – after all, he’s always had more of a thing for swedes. Lost in Showbiz assumes, here, that you remember last year’s monumental headline: “Snoop praises Welsh gardener’s record-breaking swede” where the hip hop star expressed his admiration for a Newport man’s prize-winning, 85lb root vegetable. Apparently it chimed with his own love of “vegetation”, but if you assumed this was a jokey reference to Mr Lion’s favourite naughty herb, then hang your head in shame – the rapper’s recent trip to Jamaica actually inspired him to start his own vegetable garden as a means of providing for the more poverty-stricken parts of the country.
His mission? Organic fruit and veg, pressed into bottles that we are reliably informed will be branded Snoop Juice. Gin, we assume, is not included.
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