Snoop Dogg slams The Voice

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 30 May 2012
Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg doesn't think 'The Voice' will produce a star because he says it takes much more than having a great vocal talent

Snoop Dogg doesn't think 'The Voice' will produce a star.

The rapper is not a fan of the BBC One singing show as he says in order to be a star, you need to have the whole package not just a great vocal talent.

He said: "'The Voice' don't understand that you need more than a voice to be an artist. You could have the best voice ever, but be as boring as hell."

The 'Drop It Like It's Hot' hitmaker also says the show doesn't have the same excitement or quality as its rivals 'The X Factor' and 'Britain's Got Talent' do, both of which are produced by Simon Cowell.

According to the Daily Star newspaper, he said: "I don't see it producing a One Direction or Susan Boyle. Simon Cowell knows how to put a show together."

Simon has also been vocal in his criticism of 'The Voice', which features, Jessie J, Sir Tom Jones and Danny O'Donoghue as coaches.

He said: "That show [The Voice] puzzles me because it starts off and 'it's all about the voice'. So my first thought is: 'Why isn't this on radio?' because what's the point in looking at them.

"Then suddenly I'm watching it a week or two weeks ago and it's the same as 'The X Factor'. They've got dancers behind them, graphics, lights. Same show.

"I see a lot of shows trying to rip us off. If you try and rip somebody off it always looks like a bad copy."

Snoop Dogg

The rapper known as Snoop Dog, Snoop Lion, Snoopzilla and Snoopadelic performs hip-hop, gangsta rap and reggae.


1. Wisdomseeker6 Apr 2013, 1:01pm Report

I have to disagree with Snoop Lion. Not everyone watches these reality shows. Most of us still buy our music by word of mouth or having heard it on the radio or through technology. Unlike watching reality shows, if we like the voice and musical instruments with the beat, rhythm, etc., we buy the record. So 'The Voice' is closest to this process than the others where cruelty, racism, meaness, and other factors lead people to vote off the show, entertainers who have the complete package, but might not look right to the eye. Yet, these voted off entertainers will do fine, such as Jeniffer Hudson. And Snoop Lion is also a good example. I liked 'Drop It Like It's Hot' without having to see him perform.

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