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American rapper Snoop Dogg gears up for India performance

posted 11 Jan 2013, 02:30 by Sam Mbale   [ updated 11 Jan 2013, 02:30 ]

Popular American rapper Snoop Dogg says he is excited to perform for his fans as part of his maiden concert tour in India.

MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRAINDIA (JANUARY 10, 2013)  (ANI) - Popular American rapper Snoop Dogg said he is excited to perform for his fans as part of his maiden concert tour in India.

Dogg would perform in New Delhi and Pune city in western Maharashtra state on January 11 and 13 respectively.

Talking to reporters at a news conference in Mumbai city on Thursday (January 10), the 41-year old rapper expressed happiness over performing in India for the first time.

"What's next is me having a great time on the 11 (January 11) in Pune and on the January 13 in New Delhi and do my thing because I am so … for the people over here. People have been supporting me since 19993 and they never had a chance to see me perform unless it was somewhere else. So, not I am coming to their homeland, to the country where its beautiful and they really need to see me do what I do and I will give them the love that they have been giving me," said Dogg.

Lauding the country's scenic beauty, Dogg said that he is overwhelmed with joy over being accepted by Indian music lovers.

"India is beautiful, this is all what I heard, everything I expected, beautiful scenery, the people are beautiful. I am just happy to be here, being accepted and I want to get on stage to do what I do," said Dogg.

He added that his visit is a deliberate effort to transcend beyond boundaries and spread his music.

"I have been travelling around the whole world, this year I wanted to come to countries I have never been to before that appreciate my music and love me for what I do so, what I wanted to do was to start off the year by going to places that had never seen Snoop Dogg before," said Dogg.

Dogg has sold over 30 million albums and also featured in a Bollywood song from the film 'Singh is King'.

The rapper has also been nominated for 14th time for the coveted Grammy Awards.

Snoop Dogg is scheduled to release his 12th album, 'Reincarnation' in 2013.