Did you know that Snoop Dogg has a love for bagpipes?
Even in the chilly country of Scotland, the rapper was fully immersed in the Scottish culture upon his arrival at Glasgow Airport ahead of his show at the OVO Hydro on Thursday.
To give Snoop a warm Scottish welcome, locals decided to install a piper on the ground at the airport, with musician Ross Ainslie chosen as the man for the job.
Ainslie donned a kilt and a high-vis jacket and opted to play an epic rendition of ‘Still D.R.E’ by Dr. Dre instead of a traditional Scottish tune.
The footage shared by the piper shows Snoop dancing around in circles and giving Ainslie a thumbs up before he got into his car.
Ainslie shared the clip on Instagram, writing: “Played for @snoopdogg the day!” He also shared a picture of him posing alongside the rapper as he held on to some of the pipes, writing: “Snoop Dogg getting into the pipes today!”
The rapper had previously cancelled his tour last year due to ‘unforeseen scheduling conflicts’, forcing him to delay the Scotland gig which was originally meant to take place on 26 August.
After the video of Ainslie entertaining Snoop was shared online, he received widespread praise for his epic bagpiping skills. Viewers described the scene as ‘class’, with some branding Ainslie as the Snoop of the piping world. One viewer even wrote, “Pipe it like it’s hot. awesome man!” However, some questioned why Ainslie didn’t play ‘Drop it like it’s hot’, a popular song by Snoop Dogg.
Despite the lack of traditional Scottish tunes played by Ainslie, it’s safe to say that Snoop received a warm Scottish welcome. He fully embraced the culture and showed his appreciation for the iconic instrument. The only thing missing from his experience was a taste of haggis, shortbread, and an Irn-Bru for his onward journey.