The REAL story behind Snoop Dog murder trial to be turned into a TV show by 50 Cent
Snoop Dogg's story will be told through his eyes on a brand-new show, produced by 50 Cent
Snoop Dogg's musical career was borderline jeopardized in 1993 when he was asked to stand for trial, being accused of killing a bodyguard. Luckily, he was found not guilty and proved innocence for the same. Fast forward to 20 years later, this incident of the trial will be made public in the form of a TV series, produced by the one and only fellow rapper, 50 Cent.
The much-awaited series is to be called, 'Murder Was the Case'. The title was created during one of Snoop's performances. Some of the lyrics he rapped towards the end were, "Murder was the case that they gave me, I'm innocent."
A snipped of the new show says, "In 1993, Snoop Dogg, aka Calvin Broadus, was charged with first-degree murder for the shooting of Philip Woldermariam, a member of a rival gang who was actually killed by Snoop's bodyguard, McKinley Lee, aka Malik. Snoop's trial was going on during the release of Snoop's debut album, Doggy Style, on which the most popular single was the song "Murder Was the Case." The publicity of the case boosted sales to over 5 million albums, but the violent nature of "Murder was the Case" would go on to hurt Snoop's case in his trial. Represented by defense attorney Johnnie Cochran, who repped OJ Simpson just the year before, Snoop and his defense claimed that his bodyguard was the shooter and acted in self-defense. This season will pull back the curtain on this very publicized story and show what Snoop dealt with in front of and behind cameras".
In a statement regarding his upcoming new project, 50 Cent said, "I'm excited to be working with Snoop to bring it to television. #GLG". What's more, Snoop is just as excited that he'll finally be able to tell his side of the story, that too, to the world. He added, "I am excited to finally tell the story of 'Murder was the Case.' This was a pivotal moment in my life and career and I've deliberately waited until I found the right partner to bring this to the screen. #GLG You are now about to witness the strength of street knowledge".
All throughout the trial, Snoop stood with his head held high and did admit that he prayed to God faithfully to help him get through this trying time of his life. In an interview after his acquittal, he said, "I left it in God's hands. That's why I looked so stoned face. I just — I didn't have no expressions. It was all inner. I prayed on it. My family prayed on it".
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