UPDATE: This story was retracted by TMZ and confirmed as a hoax.
Despite an earlier Friday morning report from TMZ.com claiming that
Snoop Dogg’s wife, Shante Broadus, might be dead, the rapper’s manager
has dismissed the rumor as “ridiculous,” MTV News has learned.
Well that’s good news.
TMZ reported that an anonymous tipster called into the California
Highway Patrol on Thursday saying that Snoop had “the dead body of his
wife in his basement” after the woman was killed in car accident.
TMZ posted that according to the California Highway Patrol the body of rapper Snoop Dogg's wife Shante Broadus was found in the basement. This caused the internet to buzz with unconfirmed rumors about the demise of the blunted out rapper's spouse. The rapper showed that he was tech savvy by getting stoned live on Twitter and U Stream TV. 5 seconds after Snoop Dogg learned how to stream video from his home computer to his Twitter page, dude was already firing up a fat ass blunt -- live for fans, cops and anyone else on the planet to see.[TMZ]
If this frightening incident report on the California Highway Patrol's website is correct -- which we hope it's not -- Snoop Doggy Dogg "has the dead body of his wife in his basement." Murder was the case! At 3:19 yesterday afternoon -- while Snoop was getting high live on the internet -- an anonymous tipper called the CHP to alert them of the alleged heinous situation... but apparently it was so ridiculous that no one at the CHP bothered to forward it to the L.A. County Sheriff's Department. [TMZ]
Rapper Snoop Dogg's wife was arrested last year for suspicion of driving under the influence.
The wife of Grammy-nominated rap artist Snoop Dogg was arrested in Fullerton early Saturday on suspicion of drunk driving, police said.
Shante Broadus, 32, was stopped by police near Highland and Orangethorpe avenues about 12:15 a.m. and arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, said Fullerton Police Lt. Craig Brower.
Broadus, a resident of Sherman Oaks, was taken to Fullerton City Jail, where she was booked, issued a citation to appear in court and released, Brower said.
He said Broadus would appear in court next month. source
We know that Snoop Dogg is always under the influence of his favorite substance. Snoop was named High Times magazine Stoner of the Year at the 2002 Stony Awards.
Snoop Dogg came to the Stonys dressed to kill, in a Persian lamb-lined black suede overcoat with matching hat. He carried a silver-encrusted drinking chalice and a weed-stuffed cane wherever he went. He was accompanied by a posse of 30, mostly bodyguards. Ice-T was in the house as well as O.G. pimp for real Bishop Magic Juan, in a lime-green eye-turning floor-length coat.
Snoop Dogg was nominated for Stoner of the Year. He appeared in four films in 2001. In each one he smoked a blunt and more. He lit up the screen in The Wash, DJ Pooh's remake of Car Wash, in John Singleton's vaguely antipot Baby Boy, in Ernest Dickerson's blaxploitation spoof Bones, and as a wheelchair-bound street dealer in Antoine Fuqua's Training Day. His Stoner of the Year competition was Marlon Wayans (Scary Movie 2), former Stony winner Jason Mewes (Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back) and Owen Wilson (Zoolander). George Clinton of P-Funk fame was on hand to present the award. Snoop's appearance brought a bevy of press to the show, mostly from urban magazines like King and Black Gold News. We also had a reporter from Entertainment Weekly, Scott Brown--who a week later confessed in print that he smoked pot for the first time at the Stonys during his one-on-one interview with Snoop Dogg. "One time for the sake of the interview," Snoop coaxed.
"When I note a ticklish sensation at the back of my throat, Snoop is solicitous," Brown wrote. "‘That's the Marvin Gaye. You be singing a few notes before the night is over.'" source
Shante and Snoop Dogg aka Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr. have been married since 1997. The couple have 3 children together.