Snopp Dogg looks like he's making good on his promise to make moves into the world of gospel in 2018 with not only his forthcoming album Snoop Dogg Presents the Bible of Love, but an upcoming appearance at the 19th annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration. Alongside Grammy-award winner artists Faith Evans and Tye Tribbett, Snoop will perform at the shindig that dubs itself the "only inspirational music event sanctioned by the NFL for Super Bowl weekend."
According to Business Wire, the star-studded show, hosted by Yvonne Orji of HBO's Insecure and Pastor John Gray of OWN, will not only celebrate one of the world's largest televised sporting events but also honor NFL players Russell Wilson and Larry Fitzgerald. The show will feature other gospel artists such as Erica Campbell, the Clark Sisters, and Donnie McClurkin, as well as frequent Prince collaborator Sheila E., and a 40-member choir made up of current and former NFL players.
Last year, Snoop told Billboard he was considering the idea of making a gospel album after close to 25 years in the game. "I have always wanted to try gospel," he admitted. "This may surprise some people but all I gotta say is get ready for some good for your soul music in 2018!" No doubt, Snoop's public persona might clash with Christian values for some, but it all falls under feel-good vibes for the 46-year-old rapper. After trading in hip hop for reggae briefly in 2013 as Snoop Lion on Reincarnated, and soulful funk in 2015 with BUSH, let's just wait to see what genre Snoop hops to next.
The hourlong special will air on BET on Saturday, Feb. 3 at 11 PM.