Snoop Dogg, Le'Veon Bell ready to combine forces on hip-hop album

ByJeremy Fowler ESPN logo
Friday, May 6, 2016

Snoop Dogg says he's down to do a hip-hop record with Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell, who dropped a mixtape this offseason under the moniker "Juice." That's the nickname he was given last season by coach Mike Tomlin due to Bell's on-the-field resemblance to O.J. Simpson.

In April, Bell told TMZ that he'd like to collaborate with Snoop, and "Tha Doggfather" is in favor of the idea, under one condition.

"I'll make it happen. I want to make sure his leg's back right," Snoop, who is widely known to be a Steelers fan, told TMZ this week. "He's a Steeler. He gets that love. ... Twenty-six, get at me, cuz, so we can make some music. Get your feet back up under you so we can get back in the playoffs and win that thing."

Bell is recovering from reconstructive knee surgery after suffering a torn MCL in Week 8 last season.

Bell is digging Snoop's response, tweeting Thursday:

Considering marijuana use cost Bell two games last season, he might want to make sure Snoop -- a noted marijuana user -- establishes a no-smoking zone in his studio for at least a few hours.