Posted by Robert
Rap News Network
5/24/2004 7:05:46 PM
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Snoop Dogg is getting a divizzle.
The rapper, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, has filed for divorce from Shante Broadus, according to papers filed with the Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday.
The couple had been married since 1997 and have three children, Corde, 9, Cordell, 7, and Cori, 4. He is seeking joint custody of the children.
Snoop cited general "irreconcilable differences" for the breakup.
"The only thing I want to say is Mr. Broadus hopes that the divorce can be as amicable as possible," Snoop's attorney, Robert Nachshin, told The Associated Press on Monday.
The rapper, who co-stars in the new movie "Soul Plane," made a name for himself rapping about street violence, gangs, sex and marijuana, and in 1990 he was convicted of felony possession of cocaine for sale.
In the meantime, he helped popularize new slang that adds a lot of unnecessary Zs and Ls to words, like "F'shizzle" which in rap slang means "for sure" and "hizzouse" which means "house."
He has acted in the movies "Baby Boy" and "Starsky & Hutch," and starred in MTV's "Doggy Fizzle Televizzle" comedy show.
Shante Broadus' attorney, James Durrant, did not immediately return a call for comment.
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