They don’t understand each other, fo’ shizzle

Apparently, the language barrier that separated Lee Iacocca and Snoop Dogg is even vaster than we’d been led to believe. In an interview in this month’s Fortune, the former Chrysler CEO tells Alex Taylor III about his experience last year shooting a Chrysler spot with Snoop. (Sorry, we haven’t found a link to it yet.) Says Iacocca, “When I did those commercials for Chrysler last year, they gave me five million bucks, which I donated to the [diabetes] foundation. I spent 24 hours with Snoop Dogg and didn’t understand a word he said to me the whole time.” If you’ve been watching this story closely, you know that in this August 2005 piece, Iacocca claims to have not understood only half of what the rapper said.

—Posted by Catharine P. Taylor