Inside Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart's Awesome Friendship
Snoop Dogg is larger than life. Whether he's appearing in the Super Bowl halftime show or hosting the Puppy Bowl with Martha Stewart, everyone wants to know a little more about him.
What does he do in his spare time? What's his net worth? Where does he live? But often, what fascinates people the most is the unusual friendship that's blossomed between Snoop Dogg and home living queen Martha Stewart.
How did the two become friends — and what brings them together?
Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart Weren't Instant Friends
Their Friendship Was Built Up Over Many Years in the Public Eye
While most were immediately enamored by the mismatched pair, they actually didn't have a lot of interactions with each other after the first meeting.
Snoop Dogg was first brought on as a guest star on Martha's cooking show.
The two eventual pals didn't really connect until years later.
Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart Met in 2008
They First Met Making Mashed Potatoes on Martha's Show
Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart first met on her cooking show, making mashed potatoes together. Even during those early days, you could already see the rapport starting to build.
But they didn't know each other very well. They certainly didn't hang out in the same circles.
In 2009, Snoop Dogg Returned to Martha Stewart's Show
This Time They Made Brownies ... Green Brownies
Although one does get the sense that this wasn't exactly what Snoop Dogg meant when he said green brownies.
But Martha patiently dyed her lovely chocolate brownies a brilliant green hue for him.
In 2010, Snoop Dogg Tweeted to Martha About Some 'Goodies' for Prince William
Of Course, Martha Didn't Have the Goodies He Needed
Snoop Dogg and Martha maintained their relationship through Twitter for a long time. Everyone loved the duo, but they actually hadn't interacted much.
Their relationship was fostered by their back-and-forth social media accounts.
In 2013, Snoop Dogg Posted a Meme About Them Baking
And Later, Martha Would Offer Some Brownies
Snoop Dogg was the one who was most social-forward about their developing relationship, frequently tweeting to Martha.
But Martha came around eventually, updating a Reddit post with "Where's Snoop? I have brownies FOR YOU!"
Eventually, They Did Commercials Together
One Notable One for EZ Reach Lighters
In the commercial, Snoop Dogg asks Martha to pass the "bowl"... of strawberries, of course.
You might have seen some Martha Stewart/Snoop Dogg Bic Lighter displays in your own grocery store.
Martha likes them for candles. Snoop likes them for other things.
During Her Reddit AMA, Martha Posted She Wanted to be 'Better Friends'
'I Wish I Were Closer Friends With Snoop Dogg'
Maybe even celebrities have a hard time reaching out, sometimes. In a Reddit AMA, Martha admitted that she didn't know Snoop Dogg as well as she'd like to.
This is the comment that really seems to have sealed the deal, as they quickly began to star in shows together.
Of Course, Both of them Have Spent Time in Jail
Snoop Dogg Has Been Incarcerated Multiple Times — And Martha Once
Martha Stewart was only sentenced to five months in prison for her white-collar crime, but she could have been sentenced to 16 years.
An oft-repeated "fun fact" is that Martha Stewart spent more time in jail than Snoop. This isn't true, but if she'd had the whole sentence, it could have been possible.
Snoop Dog's Candle Line Was Inspired by Martha Stewart
The 'Broadus' Family Collection
That's right. You might not have even known that Snoop Dogg has his own line of candles. And that they were inspired by Martha Stewart's Home Living collection.
They're the perfect candle for the rapper who wants a cozy home.
Maybe We Should Be Grateful to Justin Bieber for Once
Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart Reconnected When Roasting Justin Bieber
At the time, Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart's relationship had been mostly one-sided and on social media.
But in 2015, they reconnected through a Justin Bieber roast. The two had a great time, and the public became enamored with them yet again.
(And Justin Bieber probably isn't hurting too much over it.)
Snoop Once Painted a Picture for Martha Stewart
Did You Know That Snoop Dogg is a Painter? (And, Of Course, It's a Dog)
On Twitter, Martha Stewart posted a picture that the rapper had given her as a gift.
That would probably fetch a pretty penny as an NFT.
And right now, Snoop is all about the NFTs.
They Also Competed Together on 'The $100,000 Pyramid'
And They Did Pretty Well, Too
After the Justin Bieber roast, it was only a year until the Martha Snoop duo returned.
This time, they were on a game show, "The $100,000 Pyramid."
Martha and Snoop Later Hosted the Potluck Dinner Party
The Audience Had Spoken: They Loved the Pairing
By 2016, audiences had already shown that they loved the idea of a Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart show. Martha and Snoop started a "Potluck Dinner Party" on VH1.
But while it seemed as though their friendship began because of the public gaze upon them, both of them say they are honestly very good friends.
Martha and Snoop Once Parodied 'Ghost'
To Promote Their New Show, Naturally
To show off their quirky sense of humor, Snoop and Martha parodied the movie "Ghost" in their promotional material.
But instead of making a pot, Martha Stewart sensuously iced a cake.
Snoop Can 'Cook, Sort Of'
According to Martha Stewart, Snoop Dogg Is a Unique, Interesting Cook
Martha Stewart once posted on Twitter that Snoop is a "unique and interesting" cook. That's probably the highest praise you can get from someone so well-attuned to the kitchen.
(If you watch their shows, Snoop frequently plays fast and loose with culinary concepts, much to Martha's chagrin.)
They Played 'Never Have I Ever' on Ellen
Snoop Admitted He Had Been Stoned on a Talk Show … While on a Talk Show
In 2016, Snoop Dogg admitted that he had been "stoned on a talk show" in front of Ellen DeGeneres as he and Martha played "Never Have I Ever."
Also guest-starring in this episode was Anna Kendrick. And the audience discovered that all three of them had, in fact, "sexted" before.
Snoop Released a Cookbook With a Foreword From Martha Stewart
It's Called 'From Crook to Cook: Platinum Recipes from tha Boss Dogg's Kitchen'
In the book, Martha wrote, "Working with Snoop in the kitchen has been a remarkable experience for me."
Although likely inspired by Martha's cookery skills, Snoop's recipe book remains firmly in the hood. Recipes include "Bow Wow Brownies and Ice Cream" and the "OG Fried Bologna Sandwich."
In Addition to 'Ghost,' Martha and Snoop Recreated the Scene from 'Titanic'
I'm Frying, Martha! I'm Frying!
In addition to the scene from "Ghost," they also recreated the scene from "Titanic" to promote their show.
In the commercial, Snoop Dogg announces, "I'm frying, Martha! I'm frying!" as a fryer basket descends into the oil.
Snoop Supported Martha During Her Time in Jail
After Martha's Incarceration, Snoop Still Showed Love for His 'M. F. Home Girl'
Snoop's always going to be a real one.
Even after Martha was in prison, Snoop showed his support. And, true to Snoop’s style, he also slammed Tekashi69 at the same time.
In the Instagram post, Snoop applauded Martha for not "snitching" during her trial.
Snoop Dogg Don't Just Cook.They've Also Talked About Gardening Together ...
... On 'Martha Knows Best' During the Quarantine
It's not the plant you're thinking about. Snoop called in to ask about how to pot one of his tomato plants. At least, that's what he said, at the time.
But the little call gave an insight into how the two friends interact.
They Once Baked 'Pot' Cookies With Each Other
But They Weren't What You Think
Martha and Snoop once got together for Christmas to bake "pot cookies," but the cookies were just shaped like marijuana leaves.
Nothing but pure sugar here.
Martha Stewart Thinks Snoop Dogg Is 'Very Attractive'
But Martha Stewart Isn’t Interested
Believe it or not, Snoop Dogg turned 50 in 2021. When talking about their relationship, Martha Stewart has addressed the elephant in the room, noting that Snoop is much younger than she is.
"Snoop is younger than my daughter," said Martha, who is 80. "We have to have to have a professional relationship, don’t we Snoop?"
Yes, Snoop Dogg Is Pretty Much Always High on Set
And Pretty Much Every Other Time, Too
Martha Stewart has remarked to The Washington Post that Snoop is pretty much always high on set.
According to Martha, "He comes onto the set pretty high, and leaves pretty high, but he’s not incompetent or incoherent at all. That's the way he lives."
In 2021, They Hosted the Puppy Bowl
And They Came Back to Host 2022 on Animal Planet
Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg hosted their first Puppy Bowl in 2021 (Puppy Bowl XVII), and just they did it again in 2022. One hopes it becomes an annual event.
The Puppy Bowl is a notorious Super Bowl tradition, during which puppy players on Team Fluff and Team Ruff compete for the ball.
They Were Even Judges on a Halloween Baking Show Together
Snoop and Martha's Very Tasty Halloween on Peacock
In this show, Snoop and Martha judge other people's Halloween creations — leading to a spooky, haunted mansion where everything is edible.
It's a lot like Willy Wonka, except, well, more skeletons.
Snoop Says He Wants to Be 'Alongside This Lady for the Rest of [My Life]'
Snoop Clearly Has a Lot of Affection for Martha
And it's easy to see why. Even though the renegade homemaker has managed to keep her squeaky clean image relatively intact (let's ignore the brief prison interlude), she still manages to keep up with Snoop.
In an interview, Snoop said: "She sat next to me, and she stole the show. She was the funniest roaster that night. In that moment, I knew I wanted to be alongside this lady for the rest of my life."
Snoop Has Admitted to Adding His Own Herbs When They Cook
But Don't Worry About Martha
In the Los Angeles Times, Snoop Dogg did admit to adding his own "herbs" to their cooking. But although it might be fun in movies and TV, you can’t just get high from eating "that type" of herbs.
Our dear Martha is probably still safe, as long as turkey is the only thing being smoked.
Why Does Everyone Love Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart?
It's Just a Case of 'Opposites Attract'
Whether they're hosting the Puppy Bowl XVII or just making some brownies, it seems as though everyone loves Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart. The two confess that they're from different worlds and simply improve upon each other.
And while it might seem that Snoop Dogg would be better suited hanging out with Dr Dre, Kendrick Lamar, or Kanye West, the man remains an enigma. He's just as comfortable performing in a Super Bowl Halftime Show as the Puppy Bowl — and just as comfortable baking as getting baked.