During a recent episode of Logan Paul’s “Impaulsive” podcast, the West Coast superstar said that Michael Jackson offered him $2 million to DJ at his event, but he declined due to prior commitments. Snoop has yet to meet basketball legend Michael Jordan.
“One of the craziest deals I turned down was $2 million to DJ for a Michael Jordan event, and I turned it down,” he explained. “And I’ve never met Michael Jordan, and I wanna meet him. ‘Cause I was doing some other shit, I had shit to do and I had way more customers before I get to you [laughs]. Nah, but I never met Michael Jordan, and I wanna meet him, and I wanna meet him on a different – I don’t wanna meet him on no DJing. I wanna meet him as a fan, as a boss.
“It’s like, ‘Mike, I’ve loved you since North Carolina, I’m a big fan of yours, I love what you do, you one of the greatest to ever do it. Give me a couple of secrets on how you did this. Can I get a picture with you? You wanna smoke a blunt? Hey man, it’s been real.’”
Snoop Dogg continued to praise Michael Jordan and told us why he respects him so much.
“How couldn’t I [look up to him a lot]? I’m a Black man,” he said. “I watched him at North Carolina as a freshman do his thing and beat Georgetown. I was a Georgetown fan back then, Dawg Pound, Georgetown Hoyas. So I had to fall in love with him ’cause he hit my team. Then the next year, I saw him win the Player of the Year, then I saw him do his thing with the [Chicago] Bulls and he hit 63 on [Larry] Bird and broke his ankle. I’m like, ‘This muthafucka’s different!’ Then his first Championship came through us – he had to beat the Lakers.”
He added, “So think about what I just told you: he hit the Georgetown Hoyas which was my team, he hit the Lakers which was my team, so it’s respect. You earn respect through competition I think, and you can honor that. As far as if you box somebody, you may talk shit about them then once y’all finish boxing, you like, ‘This muthafucka can really fight.’ Y’all end up hugging and shaking [hands], you be like, ‘You know what? You a bad muthafucka, I respect you, dawg.’”
Despite his admiration for Michael Jordan, Snoop Dogg still ranks him second among his favourite NBA players, after Magic Johnson. Despite the fact that his support for LeBron James in 2020 suggested otherwise.