Snoop Dogg recalled Dionne Warwick yelling his misogynistic lyrics.
On CNN’s Dionne Warwick: Don’t Make Me Over, the Drop It Like It’s Hot rapper told of a time when Heartbreaker singer Dionne Warwick invited herself, Suge Knight, and others to her home at 7 a.m.
The prospect of meeting Warwick was so intimidating that Snoop and his peers were all in her driveway at 6:52 a.m.
“We were a little scared and shaken up,” Snoop admitted. “We are powerful now, but she has always been powerful. Thirty-one years in the game, in the big house with lots of money and success.”
Once they arrived, Dionne insisted that the rappers call her “b***h” to her face as they referred to women in their songs.
“You’re going to have kids. You’re going to have little girls and one day that little girl will look at you and say, ‘Daddy, did you really say that? Is that really you?” Dionne said to them. “What are you going to say?”
Snoop summarized: “She controlled me at a time when I thought we couldn’t be controlled … We were the most gangster you could be, but that day at Dionne Warwick’s house, I believe that day we were outsmarted.”
The rapper went on to welcome a daughter and three sons, telling CNN that his conversation with Dionne inspired him to change his musical approach, starting with his 1996 record Tha Doggfather.