Snoop Dogg declared himself upbeat about life and the future of rap as the veteran star was recognised for career achievement at the BET Hip Hop Awards on Tuesday.
“I’m content. I love who I’ve been through my whole journey,” said Snoop Dogg, 44, who emerged from California’s gangsta rap scene before creating his unique sound.
“I’m just thankful to become Uncle Snoop, not some bitter old rapper who’s mad because the young MCs is happening. That’s not me,” he said in Atlanta.
Snoop Dogg advised younger rappers to “stay original”, describing music as having a universal power.
“I’m loving where hip-hop is going and how you’re all uniting people,” he said.