Who is Shante Broadus?

Shante Broadus was born in the USA on 30 October 1971 – her zodiac sign is Scorpio, she holds American nationality, and her ethnicity is African-American. She’s a reality TV star, who’s probably known best for being the wife of famous American rapper Snoop Dogg.

Early life and education

Shante was raised in the US alongside her sister Sharelle Fuller and brother Jermaine Fuller, by their father Cordozar Broadus who was apparently a factory worker, and their mother who was a housewife.

The family was rather poor while Shante was growing up, and they had barely enough money to put food on the table and pay the bills. She attended a local high school at which she began dreaming about becoming a famous actress or a dancer, but this hasn’t come true for Shante.

Upon matriculating in 1989, she chose not to enroll at a college but to find work to financially support herself as well as to help her parents.

Career as a reality TV star

Shante has made a guest appearance in various talk-shows – her debut was in the 2006 episode “Hip Hop Wives” of “E! True Hollywood Story”. In 2010, she was featured in an episode of the talk-show “The Mo’Nique Show,” and in 2012, Shante produced and appeared in the documentary musical movie “Reincarnated” directed by Andy Capper, and which starred Snoop Dogg, Diplo and Dr. Dre. It follows Snoop Dogg while travelling to Jamaica, changing his name to Snoop Lion, and releasing his debut reggae record. The movie was nominated for an Audience Award for 24 Beats Per Second at the SXSW Film Festival.

In 2015, she appeared in the documentary mini-series “Snoop & Son: A Dad’s Dream”, and most recently in 2020, Shante received special thanks for the animated adventure comedy movie “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run”, written and directed by Tim Hill, who also starred in it alongside Clancy Brown and Bill Fagerbakke. It follows SpongeBob and his best friend Patrick as they travel to The Lost City of Atlantic City to rescue SpongeBob’s pet snail Gary which has been kidnapped. It was nominated for a Visual Effects Society Award for Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Feature.

Love life and marriage with Snoop Dogg

Shante first met Snoop Dogg while they were attending the same high school, and they fell in love even before he became a famous rapper.

The two exchanged vows in front of their closest friends and family members on 12 June 1997 at The Ritz Carlton Hotel in California, and on 21 August 1994, Shante gave birth to their son Corde who was followed by their second son Cordell on 21 February 1997. On 22 June 1999, they welcomed their daughter Cori Broadus.

On 21 May 2004, Snoop Dogg filed for divorce citing ‘irreconcilable differences’ but the two managed to reconcile, and on 12 February 2008, they renewed their vows at Charlie Wilson’s ranch, with the ceremony attended by around 200 people.

Snoop Dogg has admitted to have cheated on his wife many times, while the blonde woman Celina Powell has claimed on various social media networks that she had slept with him on various occasions, and that he had called her over 15 times to join him on his tours.

She revealed this in a tweet published on 15 July 2018, however, Shante still seems to be supportive of her husband, and she accompanied him at the 33rd Annual Cedars-Sinai Sports Spectacular at The Compound, held only a couple of days following Celina’s tweet.

Death rumors and problems with the authorities

On 16 June 2008, she was arrested in Fullerton, California for driving while intoxicated, but was released from the police station without having to pay any bail.

There were rumors circulating the internet back in 2009 that Shante was dead, and that her body was being kept in Snoop Dogg’s basement. It was soon revealed that these were only a joke on the internet, as Shante’s alive and well.

Hobbies and other interests

Shante loves being active on various social media networks, especially on Instagram because of all the attention she receives.

Snoop Dogg and Shante Broadus

She’s followed by close to a million people, while she’s uploaded over 1,800 pictures, most of which have been taken during her everyday life.

She enjoys being outdoors, and prefers summer over winter because she likes to be close to the ocean, enjoys sun tanning at the beach and swimming. Shante’s also active in the winter, as she’s a skier.

She’s keen on travelling, and has been all around the US with her husband, while the two have also vacationed all around the world, including in Europe, Asia and a couple of African countries.

Shante’s physically active, as she has several training sessions at the gym each week.

In her spare time which is usually late at night, Shante likes to watch movies – her favorite actor and actress are Will Smith and Rosario Dawson, while a couple of movies she enjoys watching the most are “Bad Boys”, “I Am Legend”, and “Seven Pounds”.

Age, height and net worth

Shante’s age is 49. She has long black hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 4ins (1.62m) and she weighs around 132lbs (60kgs). As of April 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $300,000 while Snoop Dogg’s net worth is reputedly over $150 million.

Who is Snoop Dogg?

Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr., better known by his stage name Snoop Dogg, was born in Long Beach, California USA, on 20 October 1971 – his zodiac sign is Libra and he holds American nationality. He’s a rapper and a media personality, who’s known best for his music, and who has sold close to 60 million albums all around the world.

He was raised by his mother Beverly Broadus (nee Tate), as his father Vernall Varnado, a Vietnam War veteran, abandoned the family when Snoop Dogg was three months old. This is why he was named after Calvin Cordozar Broadus Sr., his stepfather, whom his mother also later divorced. Snoop Dogg has one younger and one older brother.

He became interested in music when he was around six years old’; Snoop Dogg later played the piano at the Golgotha Trinity Baptist Church. He was 12 when he began rapping, and around the same time started working whatever jobs he could get, including delivering newspapers, selling candy and bagging groceries, to be able to help his mother financially. He eventually became involved with gangs, and was a member of the Crips gang which saw him behind bars multiple times. He studied at Long Beach Polytechnic High School from which he matriculated in 1989, while Snoop Dogg was then sent to jail after the police found cocaine in his possession. He spent the following three years in and out of prison.

He launched his career under the stage name Snoop Doggy Dogg when he rapped together with Dr. Dre in the theme song of the 1992 action thriller movie “Deep Cover”, as well as on various songs in the Dr. Dre’s debut album “The Chronic”.

Snoop Dogg’s debut album “Doggystyle” was released in November 1993, topping several charts including the Billboard 200. He was then trialed for murder, and a documentary film covering the trial came out entitled “Murder Was the Case”; he was found not guilty on 20 February 1996.

In November 1996, Snoop Dogg released his second album – “The Doggfather” – and he then quit his record label Death Row Records after his close friend Tupac Shakur was murdered. In March 1998, he signed a new contract with No Limit Records, and then released his new album “Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told”, before in 1999 releasing his autobiography “Tha Doggfather”. The album that made Snoop Dogg famous all around the US was “Paid tha Cost to Be da Bo$$”, released in 2002, and which sold around 1.3 million copies.

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The year 2006 saw the release of his album “The Blue Carpet Treatment” which peaked at #5 on the Billboard 200, and sold more than 800,000 copies. He was the first rapper to release a song as a ringtone in July 2007, and on 8 December 2009, his tenth album “Malice n Wonderland” was released. Most recently on 16 August 2019, he released his 17th album “I Wanna Thank Me”.

On 19 November 2018, Snoop Dogg received his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

He’s an avid cannabis smoker, although in 2002, Snoop Dogg announced that he would no longer be smoking it, however, it took him only a couple of months to return to it, claiming in 2013 that he was smoking 80 blunts a day.

He loves to watch sports in his spare time, and cheers for the baseball team Los Angeles Dodgers, the basketball team Los Angeles Lakers, and the football team University of Southern California Trojans. Snoop Dogg’s also a certified football coach.

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Robbie is currently a reporter for TheBiography based in Santa Monica, CA. Prior to joining TheBiography in December 2020, he was an entertainment reporter in People.

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