American Rapper Snoop Dogg, a 16-time Grammy nominee, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Monday.
Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, record producer Quincy Jones and the rapper Dr. Dre were among those attending the ceremony in front of the El Capitan Entertainment Center on Hollywood Boulevard where Kimmel’s show is taped.
After thanking friends and family, Snoop Dogg ended his acceptance speech by quipping, “I want to thank me.”
“I want to thank me for believing in me,” he said. “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.”
His star is the 2,651st on the famed walk.
Born Calvin Broadus on Oct. 20, 1971 in Long Beach, he got his stage name from his mother Beverly who joked he looked like the Peanuts character Snoopy.