In celebration of his collaborative line with Sweden’s Happy Socks, O.G. rapper Snoop Dogg sat down with The Fader to discuss his ever-evolving personal style as well as his affinity for French-tip manicures.

Though he brilliantly defended his grooming practices following a blast from fellow rapper 50 Cent earlier this year, Snoop used the interview to elaborate on the importance of good hygiene and being “g’d up from the feet up.”

Check out some choice quotes from the interview below. You can read the entire piece, including other style secrets from Snoop, here.

On stepping out clean:

"The game is this, though: a real pimp focuses [on making] sure he’s manicured, he’s pedicured, his hair is done, his face is right, his outfit is cold, his car look good, got a pocket full of money, conversation strong, smell good. These are pimp traits and characteristics that have been hard for me to relinquish.”

On embracing your softer side:

“As males we all have feminine ways, just like women have masculine ways, so it’s okay to tap into those inner ways. We have certain characteristics, values and traits that our mothers gave us. I’m a man that can tap into my feminine side and still know that I’m a masculine man with a manicure. Cause it’s called a manicure, not a bitchicure.”

On being a maverick:

The best style advice that my Uncle Junebug bestowed on me was “Fuck it up.” That was his favorite shit: go hard to a point where no one has went before. Fuck it up to where when I finish doing whatever I do, they know.

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[via The Fader]