By William E. Ketchum III
Snoop Dogg has been synonymous with pop culture for years now, and this week, the Doggfather made an appearance on one of the most popular game shows in American history: “The Price Is Right.” The Long Beach native participated in the show’s Celebrity Charity Week, which will also feature supermodel Heidi Klum and rock artist Chris Daughtry. The episode finds Snoop assisting host Drew Carey with the game—which consists of guessing the prices of both everyday and luxury items—and even freestyling as the audience cheers him on.
During an interview clip with CBS, Snoop reveals that he’s been a longtime fan of the show and admits that interacting with members of the crowd was a highlight of the experience. His appearance on the show raised $72,585 for the Snoop Football League, which gives inner-city kids the chance to suit up on the field.
“The Snoop Youth Football League is something that we created over seven years ago and it was put together to try to help the inner city kids with all the gang violence and drugs and negativity,” Snoop said in a post-show interview. “We wanted to put something in the community that would be positive, they could do that could be here 20 years from now. A football league is very productive and its positive and it keeps a lot of kids out of trouble and it shows them how to organize and work together.”
Snoop says that the “The Price Is Right” was one of his favorite shows to watch while skipping school as a child. “The feeling was still here,” he said. “It’s like it never left.”