"I'm More Influential Than The President"

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News: "I'm More Influential Than The President"

Monday, Oct 3, 2011 11:45AM

Written by Biz Jones

West Coast rap veteran Snoop Dogg has shared his thoughts on the powers of social networking site Twitter and proclaimed his Tweet voice to be greater than United States President Barack Obama.

With nearly 4.5 million Twitter followers and counting, Snoop spoke on the social application.

Snoop Dogg has confessed he's a fan of Twitter because he has more clout than US President Barack Obama on the social networking service. The US music star is a prolific tweeter, and explained: "I'm more influential than the president on there. That's appealing." But Snoop doesn't want to be seen as a "role model": "I don't see myself as anything. I see myself as Snoop Dogg. I can't control what the fans perceive me as or who the fans want me to be. I can only do me and it's been working up until now." (The Press Association)

Recently, Slaughterhouse's Royce Da 5'9 talked to SOHH about his Twitter addiction.

"No matter how much popularity that I acheive, I want people to treat me like a regular person. That's why I chose to not only converse with celebrities or only promote something on Twitter because it's an opportunity to show people that I'm just a regular person. So yeah, I'll get on there and argue like crazy. It's all in fun though." (SOHH)

A few days ago, Atlanta rapper T.I. said his aim was to use Twitter more often.

"You know what, I just, I have tweeted for the first time yesterday," T.I. said in an interview a few days ago. "That's one of my plans for this year, man, to be more hands on with the online, social media process. Not to say that I will be a full time tweeter but from time to time, I will update the people." (V-103)

Outside of Twitter talk, Snoop Dogg recently made headlines for paying nearly $500,000 in back taxes.

Rap superstar Snoop Dogg has settled an outstanding tax bill dating back to 2008. The "Drop It Like It's Hot" hitmaker, real name Calvin Broadus, Jr., was slapped with an invoice from theInternal Revenue Service (IRS) after failing to hand over $476,338. But the hip-hop icon is now in the clear - he paid the sum on Sept. 15. (Toronto Sun)

Check out some recent Snoop Dogg footage down below:

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