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Snoop Dogg recently experienced some medical ailments and according to the rapper, it all stemmed from simply working too hard.

Earlier this month, a source told HipHollywood exclusively the rapper had been hospitalized at Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles for an unknown medical condition. And while it’s still unclear what exactly happened to the music mogul, Snoop did admit to us during Wednesday night’s All Def Movie Awards that he did have few setbacks.

“I’m just working myself a lot,” he said. “Any time you work yourself a whole lot sometimes you gotta step back and analyze your body.”

He added, “I’m not a machine, I’m not a robot, but at times I feel I am because I just go and I give the people what I want.”

Snoop is indeed a giver, which is why the rapper is currently putting things in motion for an upcoming tour with Dr. Dre. “We’re trying to get it together. Dre said he want it to be myself, him, Kendrick, Eminem,” he said during an interview with DJ Whoo Kid’s The Whoolywood Shuffle. “It’s a wishlist that can possibly become a reality if all parties agree. I’d love to make it happen. I love everybody involved and I ain’t trying to get all the money. I just want what I’m worth and I’m gonna’ do what I do.”

We are glad the rapper is re-energized and doing well.


Exclusive: The Bullet Scars That Will Forever Haunt Sheryl Lee Ralph’s Son, Etienne Maurice



Sheryl Lee Ralph shared a graphic photo on Instagram earlier this week of her son, Etienne Maurice, laying in a hospital bed bandaged up from bullet wounds. The purpose of the image was to be yet another voice calling to end gun violence.

On Wednesday, students across the country walked out of class to protest against gun violence, something that hit home for Ralph four years ago. “This mother wants #gunreform now! #guncontrol now,” she wrote.

It was during a night out in West Philadelphia that Ralph’s then 22-year-old child was robbed at gunpoint and shot three times; twice in the leg and one which grazed his forehead.

So as Ralph joined Wednesday’s national conversation about gun laws, HipHollywood talked exclusively with Etienne who shared exactly what went down the night a gun could have taken his life for good.

“I was shot four years ago, November 9 … I was black out drunk. The next thing I know I remember I woke up in the hospital, doctor said I had two bullet holes in my leg and a grazed bullet hole above my eyebrow.”

Maurice, who was robbed for his iPhone and his wallet, went on to tell us that this is something that he is reminded of constantly. “Having been shot is something that I carry with me every day. I still have numbness at the bottom of my leg from the nerve damage.”

And while he will always remember how he felt knowing his life almost ended, Etienne had a hard time fathoming how his famous mother felt. “We had the conversation about it last week and she said she peed on herself,” he told us.

For Maurice, he’s proud to see young children use their voices to make change. “There’s so many angles where we can talk about gun violence and how it’s effecting different communities,” he said. “Gun reform needs to take place now.”

Since that night, he hasn’t picked up a drink and has been now sober for four years. As for the suspects, a father-son duo, they are behind bars for attempted man slaughter.

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