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Corrie fan Snoop Dogg begs to swap rapping for Rovers

Hip hop star Snoop Dogg could make a guest appearance on Coronation Street after he begged his agent to get him a cameo on the cobbles, he revealed today.

The rapper, real name Calvin Broadus, is a massive fan of the soap and has been watching the show for 11 years.

He said: "I had my agent reach out to them to see if they could try to get me on and they said they were interested so hopefully it might happen.

"It would be perfect for me to be on the show. I've got friends around the world who always put me up on things and turn me on to things.



Friends

"Eleven years ago one of my friends turned me on to it.

"I love the whole dynamic, the way it is put together, it is my world, it is something I could fall into."

Snoop Dogg was speaking at the Ordsall Community Centre in Salford, Greater Manchester, where he met young volunteers who gave up four hours of their time to paint the centre in exchange for a ticket to the rap star's gig.

The 38-year-old was refused a visa to enter the UK in 2007 after a series of run-ins with the police.

But the ban was eventually lifted, allowing the bad boy of West Coast rap to play at Glastonbury last week.

He said: "One of the important things about me coming back into the UK was that I wanted to become real community active to show people that I really do care about the problems that are going on over here.

"This is like a treat, to be able to do something constructive for your community, it feels good to be a part of it."

Manchester United and England footballer Rio Ferdinand made a surprise appearance at the community centre.

Snoop Dogg introduced him to the crowd as "my nephew Rio" before the rapper played football with the teenage volunteers.

Ferdinand had to watch from the sidelines due to his injury, but seemed more than happy to have met his idol.



Ticket

He said: "I am a huge Snoop fan so if I put in a bit of hard work, a bit of painting, I might get a ticket."

Snoop also revealed he recorded a song with Damon Albarn's Gorillaz last night for his new album.

The rapper is currently number one in the UK charts with the Katy Perry collaboration, California Gurls.

But the rap star did not even know he had hit the top spot.

"I've not bothered to look. Tell it like it is and not like it was," he said.

hnews@herald.ie


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