Rapper Snoop Dogg says he is taking over as the new CEO of Yahoo!. But is it fo shizzle?
Carol Bartz was recently fired from her post as CEO of the online portal and the company's Chief Financial Officer Tim Morse was named interim CEO. After hearing the news, Snoop Dogg Tweeted: "Im takn over as tha CEO of Yahoo. Need sum of tha Snoop Dogg content ya digg. Nuff Said."
A message posted by a Twitter account said to be Morse's and named @NewCEOofYahoo later read: "Haha Snoop Dog, sorry that position is already filled I enjoy listening to your music on @Yahoo_Music available @music.yahoo.com.
Yahoo! has not verified the authenticity of the Twitter username.
Snoop Dogg, a popular southern California hip hop performer, continued joking about the matter, later Tweeting: "My name is alread raisn tha stock price of Yahoo uhearme!! Bout to call a board meeting!"
The rapper rose to fame in the 1990s and is known for hits such as "Who Am I? (What's My Name?)," "Gin and Juice" as well as his collaborations with Dr. Dre, namely the 1993 hit "Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang."
Snoop Dogg is a popular figure in mainstream pop culture and has also appeared in numerous movies and television shows, such as "The L Word," "Weeds" and "90210." He and his family also starred in the E! reality show, "Snoop Dogg's Father Hood."
The rapper has often released music that relates to popular topics - he recorded a song that pays tribute to Anna Paquin's character Sookie Stackhouse from the R-rated HBO vampire series "True Blood." In December 2010, he released a track called "WET" in honor of the UK's Prince William and Kate Middleton, who wed in April.