Watch: Snoop Dogg Talks Social Media With Shira Lazar

By Megan O'Neill 

Snoop Dogg is not only one of the world’s most popular rappers, but he’s also a king of social media, with over 4.4 million followers on Twitter and over 12 million fans on Facebook.  Last week he sat down with Shira Lazar on What’s Trending to talk about everything from his own online activities to meeting Mark Zuckerberg at F8 this year, engaging with fans and more.

Shira asked Snoop for his recipe for engaging with fans online.  He said, “My recipe is just being me.  I’m up front; I’m up close and personal; My fans don’t have a wall between me and them.  We are a part of each other.”  He says he sees his relationship as more than just “fans” and “artist”, but as family.

Snoop talks about how great it is that social media opens up doors for artists to communicate with their fans, aka “the people who really affect the decision-making in the music industry.”

But my personal favorite part of the interview is when Shira asks Snoop about what it was like to meet Mark Zuckerberg and Sean Parker at Facebook’s F8 conference.  I think it’s so interesting to hear what it’s like for one famous person to meet another.  Shira asks Snoop, “What was it like for you meeting these people?”  She adds that, “In many people’s eyes these guys are icons.”  In many people’s eyes Snoop Dogg is an icon as well, and I think that the dynamic of these icons’ worlds colliding is very interesting.  And Snoop’s response is hilarious.  “Show me the money!”

Check out the video below to find out what Snoop Dogg had to say about meeting Zuckerberg and Parker, about his video blogging, his upcoming documentary and film, his kids and more.  And don’t be shy—let us know what you think in the comments below!

Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times.  Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.