What Wikipedia says: "Snoop claimed in a 2006 interview with Rolling Stone magazine that unlike other hip hop artists who've superficially adopted the pimp persona, he was an actual professional pimp in 2003 and 2004, saying "That shit was my natural calling and once I got involved with it, it became fun. It was like shootin' layups for me. I was makin' 'em every time". He goes on to say that upon the advice of some of the other pimps he knew, he eventually gave up pimping to spend more time with his family." - Wikipedia
How problematic does your pimping have to be that other pimps tell you to go back to your family? "Hey, Snoop, are you sure you want to do this? You've got a pretty good thing going on," said a man draped in fur and platform boots, before adding a "baby" to maintain credibility. On a scale of 1 to believable, this story is CRAZY and definitely made-up.
Snoop—who in 2003 and 2004 had some of his biggest hits ever with "Beautiful" and "Drop It Like It's Hot," who had a show on MTV with Doggy Fizzle Televizzle, and was cameo-ing in Old School—somehow found the time to pimp women on the side. Just a little side gig where he was devoted enough to the craft to call himself a "professional." Okay, sure, why not.