“Definitely, my attitude has changed towards women,” he told Sky News. “I am more sensitive and more vulnerable writing-wise and accepting a woman for being a beautiful person, as opposed to me saying she is a bitch and a whore.”
Yes, this means that Snoop Dopp – the man who once said you could find him ‘up in yo bitch’ – will no longer be calling women ‘bitches’, ‘hos’ or ‘whores’ in his lyrics.
This is momentous news for anyone who grew up in the 90s dropping it like it was hot and shaking their booties to his sexist, misogynistic lyrics.
But before you start questioning everything you thought you ever knew about Snoop, he’s not going to feel bad about his past.
Snoop Dogg: Nizzle mizzle misogynizzle (Getty Images)
“That was how I was trained when I first started, so I have no regrets,” he said.
“As I grew I fell in love with my wife and started to love my mother, my grandmother and my daughter. I understood what a woman was and I started to write about and express that.
“Once I figured out there was room to grow and learn and to be a better person, then I incorporated that in everything I was doing. I don't feel like you can be ashamed or mad about not knowing - if you don't know, you don't know.”
Poor Snoop – he had no idea that it wasn’t OK to treat women like objects and refer to them only as ‘hos’ and ‘bitches’. If only someone had told him earlier.
Thankfully he got there in the end. Perhaps now he'll embrace gender equality as much as women's half-naked bodies.
Who knows - perhaps dropping the misogynistic terms from his lyrics won’t be the only thing he changes in 2015.
Could the man who ‘specialised in making all the girls get naked’ influence a new wave rappers to keep the beats but lose the demoralising lyrics? Here's hoping.