Rapper Snoop Dogg, who is known for his controversial lyrics about women, says he would never write such lyrics now. At the same time he also believes that his early songs reflect his attitude at that point in time and he has no regrets about them. The 43-year-old recording artist added that misogynist lyrics in his previous songs were a result of his “training.”
“Definitely, my attitude has changed toward women. I am more sensitive and more vulnerable writing-wise and accepting a woman for being a beautiful person, as opposed to me saying she is a b---- or witch, because that was how I was trained when I first started, so I have no regrets,” the rapper told Sky News in a recent interview.
Dogg, whose real name is Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., said his life changed after he met the woman of his life -- his spouse Shante Tyler. As he grew up, he eventually realized the importance of other women in his life --like his grandmother, mother and daughter. He realized “what a woman was" and "started to write about and express that.”
Once the rapper understood the importance of women and the respect they deserve, he felt that “there was room to grow and learn and to be a better person.” He incorporated the newly learned philosophy in everything that he did. “I don’t feel like you can be ashamed or mad about not knowing -- if you don’t know, you don’t know,” added the rapper.
The rapper and Tyler have been a couple for 25 years, and have been married since 1997. However, their relationship hit a rough patch in 2004, when he filed a divorce from Tyler, citing “irreconcilable differences.” However, they renewed their wedding vows in 2008. The couple have three children together.