Snoop Dogg is known for being unique — and that also goes for his choice in pets, revealing that a giant, indestructible insect once lived comfortably in his home.
During a recent chat with the Hip Hop Wolf, the West Coast rapper recalled a period in his life, when he took a roach under his wing.
“Gooch use to live with me. In my apartment I had a roach that we couldn’t kill,” began Snoop. “We tried to kill the muthafucka when we first moved in and he wouldn’t die so we called him ‘The Gooch,’ Snoop said, touching on the origin of his pet roach’s name.
“He just kept getting bigger and bigger. I stayed in that apartment for like about six, seven months — cuz grew to the size of about a whole dollar bill,” he continued, emphasizing how large the insect grew.
“He was about the size of a whole dollar bill. We called him ‘The Gooch’ — we use to leave food out for him and everything,” he concluded admitting he would feed the critter from time to time.
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While Uncle Snoop certainly isn’t the first celebrity to make headlines for having a non-traditional pet, he may take the prize for having the largest insect of the bunch.
Other stars with unique pets include Ice-T who formerly had a shark tank before swapping it out for a live coral tank.
“I’ve had aquariums my whole life,” he told Live with Kelly and Ryan during a 2021 interview. “Back in the day, people know I had a shark tank. This is a living coral tank right in the middle of my living room, so it’s the focal point.”
In 2013, Tracy Morgan appeared on Tanked, where fans got a glimpse of his giant pet octopus Bwyadette. Meanwhile, Mike Tyson is famously known for owning several tigers — a white Bengal tiger reportedly being his favorite.
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