Snoop Dogg thinks Tom Cruise wants to be him.
The Drop It Like It’s Hot hitmaker — whose real name is Cordazar Calvin Broadus — used to “dream” about becoming as famous as the Valkyrie actor but is convinced the tables have turned over the past few years
“When I started to star in films I used to say, ‘I dream of becoming the black version of Tom Cruise
’,” said Snoop. “Today I think it’s the other way round, ‘Tom Cruise could dream of becoming the white version of Snoop Dogg.
The rapper — who has appeared in several movies during his career, most recently Bruno
— has never lost his movie star ambition and would love to appear in a movie about the life of the late US
musician Miles Davis.
“One day Quincy Jones said to me: ‘When you rap it sounds like Miles Davis playing his trumpet’. I became curious and wanted to know more about him
,” Dogg added. “I started to listen to his records and read about him.
“For me Miles isn’t a hero, but a desire and a challenge. Miles didn’t care what people or critics thought about him — he just played his music and kept developing himself as a person. He just did his own thing. That’s the reason why I want to play him. His brilliant story needs to be told.
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