Snoop Dogg Named His Coolaid Album After Beyoncé’s Lemonade

By Sheldon Pearce. Photo: Getty Images for MTV.

Earlier this year, Snoop Dogg released an album called Coolaid. In an interview with Rolling Stone today, Snoop opened up about police brutality, the possibility of getting his own biopic after Straight Outta Compton, and the album’s relationship with Beyoncé’s album Lemonade. When asked if Coolaid had anything to do with Lemonade, Snoop revealed there was a connection:

I watched Lemonade and was like, “Damn.” The music is dope, and the visuals are fly as fuck. But I don't drink lemonade; I drink Kool-Aid. So I decided to call my shit Coolaid, since I brought so much flavor to the game, and I'm what they consider one of the coolest motherfuckers in hip-hop and life in general. I made a visual album too.

Read the full interview here. At the upcoming 2016 BET Hip Hop Awards, Snoop Dogg will be honored with the I Am Hip Hop Award. Previous winners include KRS-One, Russell Simmons, LL Cool J, Ice Cube, Salt-N-Pepa, Rakim, MC Lyte, and Scarface.

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