In a surprising revelation, iconic rapper Snoop Dogg disclosed that he was on the brink of joining the U.S. Air Force before his music career took flight. The West Coast rap legend shared this intriguing piece of his life story on Memorial Day, expressing his respect and admiration for the troops.
In 1989, as a high school graduate, Snoop Dogg, along with a few friends, visited the registration office in Long Beach to enlist in the military. However, he backed out at the last moment, questioning whether he truly wanted to commit to the Air Force. This decision led him down a different path, one that would eventually make him a global music icon.
Despite his decision to pursue music, Snoop Dogg maintains a deep respect for the military, a sentiment rooted in his family history. His father, Vernell Varnado, is a Vietnam War veteran and a Purple Heart recipient, having been shot four times during his service. Snoop Dogg’s cousin, Nate Dogg, also served in the Marines as an ammunition specialist for three years.