A picture of one of Snoop Dogg’s pretty convincing doppelgängers sent the internet into a frenzy on Sunday (July 11). Podcast host Mat George shared a photo of his mother with who she believed to be the famous rapper, writing, “I’ve been in LA for a year and haven’t seen a single celebrity. My mom comes for a weekend and meets Snoop Dogg.”
However, Twitter users were quick to point out that the man who posed for the photo was not Snoop, but rather somebody who resembles him. Many users cracked jokes saying that George’s mother actually met “Snoop Dawg,” “Snoop Doug” or “Snoop Cat,” instead of the “Gin N Juice” MC.
“This is Snoop’s variant,” one person commented.
In the hilarious thread, though, it became clear that Snoop has several doppelgängers. Twitter users found photos of people fooled by professional Snoop impersonators while others shared their own experiences of being duped.
By Monday morning (July 12), George’s photo was liked over 200,000 times and racked up over 1,000 comments. He joked that those leaving comments needed to stop pointing out that the man wasn’t Snoop, saying, “My mom’s gonna be heartbroken the next time she logs onto Twitter.”
Snoop hasn’t responded to the growing online confusion, but did retweet a few fans’ jokes. This December, the 49-year-old is set to headline the Once Upon a Time in L.A. festival along with other performers 50 Cent, Al Green, The Game, Ice Cube, YG and many more.
On the new music front, Snoop recently linked up with Too $hort, Cube and E-40 to form the West Coast supergroup, Mt. Westmore. The quartet is currently gearing up to release their debut project, Short told DJ Vlad this March. Snoop released his last studio album, From Tha Streets 2 Tha Suites, in April.
See George’s initial tweet and the best reactions below.