Was Snoop exiled from the Dogg-house? Was he adopted into Game of Thrones' lion-loving House Lannister?
Nope. The artist first known as Calvin Broadus, Jr. and then as Snoop Dogg said in a statement (via Reuters) that he changed his name to Snoop Lion after being rechristened by Rastafarian priests on a recent trip to Jamaica, where he was filmed for a documentary, Reincarnated.
"I didn't want to be Snoop Dogg on a reggae track,” Snoop said, referencing his new reggae album coming out. “I wanted to bury Snoop Dogg and become Snoop Lion, but I didn't know that until I went to the temple and received the name Snoop Lion from the Nyabingi priest." Yeah, you’re never really sure about these things until an official temple announcement.