Snoop Dogg only has 11 'real friends'
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He may be one of the world’s best loved rappers, but Snoop Dogg has revealed he’s only got 11 ‘die-hard’ friends after years in the industry.
The 'Drop It Like It’s Hot' singer has admitted that fame has negatively impacted his friendships to the point where it became ‘a headache'.
This will shock many of his fans, especially after the 51-year-old musician went viral for his unlikely friendship with a Game Of Thrones castmate.
Last month, the 'Beautiful' singer met actor Emilia Clarke, best known for her role as the Mother of Dragons - aka Daenerys Targaryen.
They quickly formed a friendship as they chatted backstage at the O2 Arena, where Snoop had performed earlier that evening.
Lavishing praise on the 36-year-old, Snoop told her that she was an ‘amazing actress’ and ‘beautiful spirit’ after seeing of her performance in the long-running HBO series.
Despite the 'Sweat' singer seemingly being able to make friends with anyone, he’s admitted that he’s only close with 11 people in reality.
The surprising admission came when the musician appeared on the Wide Open podcast with Tony Gonzalez, where the pair discussed his lengthy career.
Though he’s been in the game since 1992, the rapper has struggled to maintain his friendships and revealed that he didn’t have many close friends.
He said: “My wife will tell you, I got about 11 friends that are my real die hard friends, even though I got about a million friends.
"The respect and level of friendship, like they're my friends. I only have friends, I don't have people that hang on."
He then explained that early on in his career he had 'a million people' hanging out with him, but they weren’t the kind of people you can rely on during tough times.
It got so bad that Snoop would regularly have strangers in his home, with the rapper revealing that it became an ongoing problem.
He said: “I don't even know his name but he’s waking up on my couch every morning. ‘Who is that?' It got to be a headache."
After that, the Doggystyle rapper decided to cut ties with several of his former ‘friends’ to look after his mental health.
He added: “Let me separate my business from my friendship, and let me pick and choose who I really want to be apart of this journey that I'm going on.
"Because this is a journey where I can't have no hate, no jealousy, no envy. It's got to be pure love.”