Rapper Snoop Lion attends “Reincarnated” premiere during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival at TIFF Bell Lightbox on Sept. 7, 2012 in Toronto

*Snoop Dogg, now known as Snoop Lion, has announced on Twitter that he’ll be performing in India for the first time.

“Shout out 2 my peoples in India. U ready 4 tha Lion! We comn,” the rapper tweeted.

The Long Beach-bred artist will perform on Jan. 11 in the western Indian city of Pune, near Mumbai, and on Jan. 13 in Gurgaon, just outside the capital Delhi.

The concerts will extend his India connection following his 2008 guest rap on the title track of Bollywood hit film “Singh Is King.” The promo video featured Snoop in Indian attire with the film’s lead, top Bollywood star Akshay Kumar

“Plannin my return 2 India! Bollywood better get ready!,” the music star said in another Twitter post.