American rapper, actor and singer-songwriter Calvin Broadus, better known as Snoop Lion or his former pseudonyms Snoop Dogg and Snoop Doggy Dogg, made a splash in Moscow last weekend with several public appearances.
Snoop Lion made the trip to Moscow to attend the premiere of the film "Odnoklassniki.ru," a comedy drama based on the Russian social networking site of the same name, which is the debut film of Russian director Pavel Khudyakov.
Snoop Lion makes an appearance in the film alongside Russian rapper Timati, with whom Snoop Lion has previously collaborated.
Snoop Lion made a red-carpet appearance at the movie's premiere at a theater in the Moscow suburb of Mytishchi and appeared for photos with other cast members wearing a crimson jacket of plucked mink fur, RIA Novosti reported.
Fans presented the star with a cake in the shape of a yellow 1967 Pontiac Parisienne, reportedly his favorite car. The rapper was surprised by how familiar Russian fans were with his preferences, saying that his yellow Pontiac had been immortalized in one of his clips.
The famous musician also made an appearance at the June shopping center in Mytishchi, where he was given a "personal star award." At the mall, he complemented his mink coat with a matching red scarf, also made of fur, and a brown ushanka, a traditional Russian fur hat.
Snoop Lion said he was very glad to be in Russia because "it gives me a chance to dress like this," referring to his fur ensemble. The musician signed autographs and briefly played some of his music for the assembled crowd of fans, who chanted "Snoop Lion," with a thick Russian accent.
Snoop Lion is not the first American celebrity to appear in Mytishchi — Paris Hilton, who has previously collaborated with Snoop Lion, also appeared at the June shopping center in November to get her own star award.