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Snoop Dogg files for divorce

He's been married to Shante Broadus since 1997 and the couple has three children.
/ Source: The Associated Press

Snoop Dogg is getting a divizzle.

The rapper/actor has filed for divorce from Shante Broadus, according to papers filed with Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday.

They have been married since 1997 and have three children: Corde, 9; Cordell, 7; and Cori, 4. He is seeking joint custody.

Snoop, born Calvin Broadus, cited general “irreconcilable differences” for the breakup.

“The only thing I want to say is Mr. Broadus hopes that the divorce can be as amicable as possible,” Snoop’s attorney, Robert Nachshin, said Monday.

Snoop, 32, co-stars in the new movie “Soul Plane,” which opens Friday. He also has appeared in the movies “Baby Boy” and “Starsky & Hutch,” starred in MTV’s “Doggy Fizzle Televizzle” comedy show and helped popularize new slang that adds a lot of unnecessary Zs and Ls to words.

He first made a name for himself more than 10 years ago, rapping about street violence, gangs, sex and marijuana. Recently, he has embraced the pimp style popular with many rappers while branching out into hosting porn videos (some filmed in his own backyard, according to his web site) and other sexually explicit material such as the “Girls Gone Wild” series.

Shante Broadus’ attorney, James Durrant, did not immediately return a call for comment.