The 47-year-old Snoop expressed gratitude to others, including Dr. Dre and Quincy Jones, in his acceptance speech for helping to guide him through his career and said, in turn, he now hoped to now help other young hip-hop stars to “cut through the mess early”.
But the West Coast rapper’s hilarious and heartfelt shoutout to himself was just the right amount of ego and humour to address a show-business milestone. And it was blunt.
“Last but not least, I want to thank me for believing in me. I want to thank me for doing all this hard work. I want to thank me for having no days off. I want to thank me for never quitting. I want to thank me for always being a giver and trying to give more than I receive.
“I want to thank me for trying to do more right than wrong. I want to thank me for just being me at all times. Snoop Dogg, you a bad motherfucker.”