Le’Veon Bell to collaborate on hip-hop album with Snoop Dogg?
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell is an aspiring hip-hop artist as evidenced by his release of a mixtape earlier this offseason. And his budding rap career might get a huge boost if a potential collaboration with the iconic Snoop Dogg comes to fruition.
After mentioning he’d like to work with Snoop — a huge Steelers fan — on a project, Tha Doggfather responded in kind, telling TMZ he’d be interested in teaming up with the running back, who interestingly uses “Juice” as his hip-hop moniker.
“I’ll make it happen. I want to make sure his legs back right,” Snoop said this week, via ESPN. “He’s a Steeler. He gets that love. … Twenty-six, get at me, cuz, so we can make some music. Get your feet back up under you so we can get back in the playoffs and win that thing.”
Bell, currently rehabbing after undergiong reconstructive knee surgery for a torn MCL suffered during in Week 8 last season, caught wind of Snoop’s comments and took to Twitter to comment.
y'all can hate all y'all want, I gotta get this track done with @SnoopDogg now#OnAMissionhttps://t.co/AVxGjbwKek
— Le'Veon Bell (@L_Bell26) May 5, 2016
A possible partnership between a guy nicknamed “Juice” and the artist behind the classic “Gin and Juice” may sound like a match made in hip-hop heaven. But given Snoop’s very public affinity for smoking marijuana and Bell’s suspension of two games last season for a driving under the influence and marijuana possession bust makes the pairing a recipe for potential disaster.
On the other hand, Bell has since stated that “marijuana is not an important thing for me” so the collaboration just might work.