Snoop Dawg might swoop in and buy Twitter after Elon Musk’s $44 billion deal for the company hit a snag. The billionaire announced on Friday that his planned takeover of the social media giant is “temporarily on hold” over the number of fake accounts on the site —and now Snoop says he’s keen on taking the company for himself.
Snoop took his shot at becoming the next Twitter owner after the Tesla CEO cast a shadow of doubt on his own deal going through. While Musk said he is “still committed to the acquisition,” his $44 billion Twitter takeover is “pending details” about the number of spam accounts on the site.
“May have 2 buy Twitter now,” Snoop tweeted.
The Drop It Like It’s Hot rapper laid out his vision for the company, including replacing the board of directors, offering everyone a verified account, and finally bringing free internet to airplanes.
“Gonna replace the board of directors with Jimmy from my corner Fish Fry, Tommy Chung and tha guy with the ponytail on CNBC,” he wrote. “Everyone gets a blue checkmark. Even tha bots with 10 letters in their name that hit you in DMs n just say “Hello”. Nah f–k those bots.”
He added: “First line of business. Free internet on airplanes!!! 29 dollars for 1 hour is bulls–t.”
Snoop’s $150 million fortune is modest in comparison to Musk’s $230 billion fortune. Although the rapper’s remarks were in jest, he does have experience running a company, having recently purchased Death Row Records.
He said at the time: “I am thrilled and appreciative of the opportunity to acquire the iconic and culturally significant Death Row Records brand, which has immense untapped future value. It feels good to have ownership of the label I was part of at the beginning of my career and as one of the founding members.”
It seems Snoop is serious about turning the label around, too, and is focusing on the company’s bottom line to make it happen. The rapper says the first thing he did was “snatch all the music off those platforms traditionally known to people because those platforms don’t pay.”