The Straits Times
Published on Sep 08, 2012

Reggae music saved my marriage: Snoop Dogg


TORONTO (AFP) - "Gangsta" rapper Snoop Dogg said on Friday that a transformational journey to Jamaica during which he embraced reggae music may have saved his marriage and gave him a new, "family first" outlook.

The best part of the life-changing trip was "that my wife could come and see it happen", the singer said.

"The change was most necessary for her, more than anything, because I've always been there for my kids, I've always a good dad, but I ain't been a good husband, so I wanted to reverse that," he explained.

Speaking at a press conference in Toronto, where a documentary premiered about his spiritual reawakening and turn to reggae under the moniker Snoop Lion, the rapper said it was important for his wife to be along his side as he changed.