*Snoop Dogg can thank his Wikipedia page for his current No. 1 hit with Katy Perry.
The pop star said she wanted a West Coast anthem in the vein of Jay-Z and Alicia Keys’ ode to their New York roots, “Empire State of Mind.” So she turned to the Internet to find a rapper for her track “California Gurls.”
“I was Wikipedia-ing all the original West Coast people and I was thinking to myself, who is still relevant, who is like the best, cherry on top for this, and it was obvious that it was Snoop,” she told Canadian radio station Kiss. “He did ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot’ a couple years ago, he did ‘Sexual Seduction’ – he’s still Mr. Gin and Juice, I mean he doesn’t age. He’s the Doggfather.”
Katy Perry’s Wikipedia page says she was born in 1984, which means she was 8-years-old when Snoop debuted on Dr. Dre’s album “The Chronic.”
As previously reported, “California Gurls” has set a record for most weekly plays in the 17-year history of Billboard’s Pop Songs radio airplay chart.