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What Will Snoop Dogg’s Role Be at the Paris Summer Olympics? “The OG” Just Gave Fans a Taste

The rapper discussed the upcoming work he'll do for NBC's coverage of the Summer Games during a panel for the Television Critics Association press tour.

By Cydney Contreras

Snoop Dogg is bringing his own special flair to the 2024 Olympics.

The rapper nabbed the role of special correspondent — though he prefers to be called "The OG" — after he and comedian Kevin Hart delighted viewers with their commentary for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Viewers at home particularly enjoyed Snoop's reactions to equestrian dressage, when he remarked that the horses were "crip walking."

"It's going to be me in the field, at events, moving through the city, doing the things that Snoop Dogg does," the rapper told reporters at a Television Critics Association panel, according to USA Today. "We plan on shaking it up, bringing my own flavor. It's the Olympics. It's every four years."

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Molly Solomon, Executive Producer and President, NBC Olympics Production, joked at the panel that her decision to hire Snoop Dogg may get her "promoted or fired," but the "Drop It Like It's Hot" rapper assured her, "You're going to get promoted, boss lady!"

Snoop Dogg's Preparations for the 2024 Olympics

Jokes aside, Snoop is taking his new gig very seriously, telling the crowd, "I don't never come in cold. I always come in hot."

As such, the rapper is already doing research and familiarizing himself with the many athletes expected to participate in the games this summer. "Don't worry about the research. I know everything about everybody. It's going to be fun," he said.

Snoop Dogg even has his own special uniform ready, showing up to the press tour wearing a USA Olympic Team track suit with his name and the Peacock logo emblazoned across the back. 

Snoop Dogg attends an event at E11EVEN Miami

Snoop Dogg gives Edwin Moses a shout-out

The rapper, who hails from Long Beach, California, shared one of his favorite memories from watching the Olympics over the years, highlighting track and field star Edwin Moses' performance at the 1984 Summer Games in Los Angeles. He recalled cheering with his friends and family as Moses, the son of a Tuskegee Airman, won the gold medal in the 400m hurdles race, which took place at the L.A. Coliseum.

"That's what the Olympics does; it makes you feel like you were a part of the win," Snoop Dogg said. "It was like we knew this man who was an athlete."

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Snoop's expanded Olympics role with NBC was announced at the end of December, with the rapper displaying his signature style in a statement:

“I grew up watching the Olympics and am thrilled to see the incredible athletes bring their A-game to Paris. It’s a celebration of skill, dedication, and the pursuit of greatness. We’re going to have some amazing competitions and, of course, I will be bringing that Snoop style to the mix. It’s going to be the most epic Olympics ever, so stay tuned, and keep it locked. Let’s elevate, celebrate, and make these games unforgettable, smoke the competition, and may the best shine like gold. Peace and Olympic LOVE, ya dig?”

And as a further tease of the vibe and energy he'll bring to the Games, he starred in a promotional video talking with U.S. Olympic hopefuls Suni Lee (gymnastics), A'ja Wilson (basketball), Jagger Eaton (skateboarding), and Kelly Cheng and Sara Hughes (beach volleyball). 

To see Snoop Dogg in action at the Summer Games, tune in to the Olympics this July on NBC and Peacock.

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